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What's New in Java 8u40

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Java 8u40 is a small release but never the less has some interesting improvements:

  • Formatted textfield

Text entry control that displays formatted text such as phone number, date etc. Restricts input to a certain format and can also be used for validation of user input to a certain format. Kind of like JFormattedTextfield in Swing.

  • Dialogs

This as seen much debate from the community regarding its API. For more details on the final API read this blog post: http://code.makery.ch/blog/javafx-dialogs-official/

  • Spinner control

More details can be viewed here: https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=15368236

  • Accessibility support
  • Java Packager improvements

Another news is that since 8u33 ARM will no longer be officially supported. This happened because:

“This is a resource trade off within Oracle. Included in that difficult
trade off decision was the ongoing investment needed to properly support
FX in a world where so much the hardware is not standardized — it
really is difficult to have enough hardware and testing resources
committed to support FX on ARM”

Hopefully this support will unofficially continue in JavaFX Ports.

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Published at DZone with permission of Pedro Duque Vieira. See the original article here.

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