Select the JavaFX category. Under Projects, select JavaFX Application. Click Next. The Name and Location panel opens. The IDE looks for the JavaFX SDK and attempts to generate a JavaFX-enabled Java platform.
You now see one of two screens, depending on whether or not NetBeans IDE generated a JavaFX-enabled platform:
- Platform was generated: The IDE generates a JavaFX-enabled Java platform. This JavaFX-enabled platform uses the same JDK sources that the IDE uses by default. The name of the generated platform is Default JFX Platform. The IDE automatically selects this platform. Your setup is complete, unless you want to create an additional JavaFX-enabled Java platform using a different JDK. If you want to create additional JavaFX-enabled Java platforms.
Platform was not generated: The JavaFX Platform list does not show any JavaFX-enabled platforms. A warning appears at the bottom of the panel.
Creating a JavaFX-Enabled Platform Manually
You need to create a JavaFX-enabled Java platform manually in the following cases:
- NetBeans IDE failed to generate a JavaFX-enabled Java platform when you opened the New JavaFX Application or New JavaFX Preloader wizard.
- You want a JavaFX-enabled platform based on a different Java JDK than the JDK that the IDE uses by default. For example, your IDE uses Java JDK 1.6.0 update 27, but you want to build JavaFX applications using Java 7.
To create a JavaFX-enabled platform manually:Open the NetBeans IDE Java Platform Manager. You can open the Platform Manager in the following ways:
- In the New JavaFX Application or New JavaFX Preloader wizard, click Manage Platforms...
- Expand the Tools menu and select Java Platforms.
- Open the Project Properties of a Java project. Go to the Libraries page. Click Manage Platforms...
Select a JDK. You must select JDK 1.6 update 26 or later (or JDK 7). Click Next. The Platform Name panel opens.
Give your new plaform an arbitrary, descriptive name and click Finish. You return to the Platform Manager. The platform you created is listed.
Select the platform you created. Open the JavaFX tab for that platform. Currently, JavaFX is not enabled for this platform. Tick the Enable JavaFX box. A warning appears that the JavaFX platform is invalid.
Click Browse next to the JavaFX SDK field. Browse for the JavaFX 2.0 SDK folder.
Click Open. You return to the Java Platform Manager. The JavaFX SDK and JavaFX Javadoc fields are now filled in. If JavaFX Runtime 2.0 is in the same directory as JavaFX 2.0 SDK, the JavaFX Runtime field is also filled in. If JavaFX Runtime is in a different directory than the SDK, browse for the Runtime. You do not need anything in the Sources field.
Click Close if you have values for the JavaFX 2.0 SDK, JavaFX Javadoc, and JavaFX Runtime fields and there is no warning that the JavaFX platform is invalid. Your JavaFX-enabled platform is complete.
If you return to or open the New JavaFX Application wizard, you need to select the JavaFX enabled platform you created. Select the JavaFX 2.0-enabled platform you created from the JavaFX Platform list. If you had a warning that your selected Java platform did not have JavaFX support, that warning disappears.
You may either click Finish and create a project, or click Cancel. Your new platform persists even if you cancel the New Project wizard.