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How to install JavaFx Scene Builder in MAC

JavaFX Scene Builder is a design tool that enables you to drag and drop graphical user interface (GUI) components onto a JavaFX scene. It can help you to quickly prototype interactive applications that connect GUI components to the application logic. It automatically generates the FXML source code as you define the GUI layout for your application. This guide provide instructions for installing JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0 on a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows system, or a Mac OS X system.

System Requirements

Ensure that your system meets the following minimum requirement before you install the JavaFX Scene Builder product.

  • JavaFX 2.2.x software for your platform. Use the latest JavaFX 2.2.x System Requirements document and Installation Guide at http://docs.oracle.com/javafx/release-documentation.html to obtain specific information regarding supported operating systems, browsers, Java platform, and installation instructions.

To successfully complete the JavaFX Scene Builder Getting Started tutorial, it is highly recommended that you also install the following software:

  • NetBeans IDE 7.2 software to utilize the tight integration with JavaFX Scene Builder to create a new FXML file, edit it using JavaFX Scene Builder, modify your Java controller source files, compile them, and run the sample application used in the tutorial. Download the NetBeans IDE 7.2 software from http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html. For information about configuring NetBeans IDE to run with a specific JavaFX version, see Setting Up NetBeans IDE with JavaFX at http://netbeans.org/kb/docs/java/javafx-setup.html

There are also instructions in the JavaFX Scene Builder Getting Started that guide you to complete the tutorial using JavaFX Scene Builder only.



The JavaFX Scene Builder is available as an .msi file for the Windows platform and as a .dmg file for the Mac OS X platform.

To install:

  1. Go to the JavaFX Scene Builder section of the JavaFX General Availability Download page athttp://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javafx/downloads/index.html.
  2. Locate the JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0 section, click the link for your operating system, and follow the prompts to save the installer file.
  3. (Windows platform) Run the javafx_scenebuilder-1_0-windows-<platform>.msi installer file, where <platform> is either x64 or i586. Respond to the prompts as indicated in the installation wizard.By default, the JavaFX Scene Builder software is installed at C:\Program Files\Oracle\JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0 on a Windows platform. If you install a 32-bit version of the JavaFX Scene Builder on a 64-bit Windows machine, the default installation location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0.

    (Mac OS X platform) Open the javafx_scenebuilder-1_0-macosx-universal.dmg file and drag the JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0.app application into the Applications folder.

    For either platform, the installed software contains the files similar to what is shown in Figure 1, which shows the installation on a Windows platform.


Figure 1 Contents of a JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0 Installation on a Windows Platform

Description of Figure 1 follows