Welcome guys. Learn the JavaFX UI widgets using these code snippets.

Example 1: Tabpane

Let us look at the code

Step 1: Create Project

  1. Open your favorite Java IDE.
  2. In the menu go to File --> Create New Project.

Step 2: Dependencies

No dependencies are needed for this project.

Step 3: Write Code

Our code will comprise the following java files:

  • TabPaneExample.java
  1. In your editor or IDE, create a file known as TabPaneExample.java.
  2. Then add the following code:

(a). TabPaneExample.java

Like in every program we write, we will need to import functionalities into our project. Add the following imports:

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Label;
import javafx.scene.control.Tab;
import javafx.scene.control.TabPane;
import javafx.scene.layout.VBox;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

Extend the class as shown below:

public class TabPaneExample extends Application {

Our class will have the following methods:

  • void main(String[] args)
  • void start(Stage primaryStage)

Let’s create a main method as shown below:

    public static void main(String[] args) {

In this particular class we will be overriding our void start(Stage primaryStage) method.
Prepend the code>@Override</code modifier to your method. Then add implementation code as follows:

    @Override
    public void start(Stage primaryStage) {

        TabPane tabPane = new TabPane();

        Tab tab1 = new Tab("Planes", new Label("Show all planes available"));
        Tab tab2 = new Tab("Cars"  , new Label("Show all cars available"));
        Tab tab3 = new Tab("Boats" , new Label("Show all boats available"));

        tabPane.getTabs().add(tab1);
        tabPane.getTabs().add(tab2);
        tabPane.getTabs().add(tab3);

        tabPane.getSelectionModel().getSelectedItem();

        VBox vBox = new VBox(tabPane);
        Scene scene = new Scene(vBox);

        primaryStage.setScene(scene);
        primaryStage.setTitle("JavaFX App");

        primaryStage.show();
    }

Here is the full code:

package com.jenkov.javafx.tabpane;

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Label;
import javafx.scene.control.Tab;
import javafx.scene.control.TabPane;
import javafx.scene.layout.VBox;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class TabPaneExample extends Application {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        launch(args);
    }

    @Override
    public void start(Stage primaryStage) {

        TabPane tabPane = new TabPane();

        Tab tab1 = new Tab("Planes", new Label("Show all planes available"));
        Tab tab2 = new Tab("Cars"  , new Label("Show all cars available"));
        Tab tab3 = new Tab("Boats" , new Label("Show all boats available"));

        tabPane.getTabs().add(tab1);
        tabPane.getTabs().add(tab2);
        tabPane.getTabs().add(tab3);

        tabPane.getSelectionModel().getSelectedItem();

        VBox vBox = new VBox(tabPane);
        Scene scene = new Scene(vBox);

        primaryStage.setScene(scene);
        primaryStage.setTitle("JavaFX App");

        primaryStage.show();
    }
}

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3. Code: Apache 2.0 License