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Uni-directional binding is possible using ${} syntax (see


On 01/20/2014 08:42 PM, Richard Bair wrote:
Sadly, still not possible :-(. Though I still think it's a great way to go!

On Jan 20, 2014, at 7:45 PM, Christian Schudt <> wrote:

Hi together,

I just (re-)read Richard's excellent article

He talks about "the next phase" in FXML being the Presentation Model and the 
use of bidirectional binding in FXML.

I really like to make use of it because I think it's "the way to go" and better 
than MVC pattern. (I've worked with PM pattern in Flex/MXML and it was really 

Now this article is 2.5 years old and I wonder, what's the current state of "the 
next phase", i.e. bi-directional binding in FXML or at least uni-directional binding.

I just tried the proposed syntax out and it doesn't work with Java 8, so I 
assume it's still not possible!?

Thanks for answer,
Best regard,


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