On 2/19/14, 5:07 AM, Hervé Girod wrote:

I have a question about how the CSS styling work, when a node skin use sub 

For example, the Button control uses a LabeledText, but it is not necessary to 
setup the style of the LabeledText inside the button to set the font of the 
button text (it is done in the button style itself).
The way this generally works is that the control has some JavaFX CSS property, like -fx-font. The skin listens to the property and handles the state change in whatever manner is appropriate to the skin. So, for example, if the Button's graphicProperty changes, the Button's skin will be notified and can handle the change. In the most simple case, this might be done with bind.

LabeledText is somewhat of a different beast in that it wants map properties from Labeled onto properites in Text and vice-versa. LabeledText allows for styles like .labeled { -fx-text-fill: red; } to affect the Text's fillProperty while still allowing .labeled > .text { -fx-fill: yellow; }

But a MenuBar use children menus in its substructure, which have to be styled 

How is it possible (or is it possible) to detect programmatically when 
iterating through the children of a Styleable node which children are 
automatically styled according to the patent mode style, and which are styled 
separately ?
It may seem that that the child menus are styled independently, but they are not - at least in 8.0. The Styleable interface allows the CSS engine to traverse a scene-graph in a way that doesn't depend on a Node's parent. In a sense, Styleable provides a mechanism for a css-graph that is (somewhat) independent of the scene-graph.

In the case of something like a Menu, the Styleable API getStyleableParent() will return the parentMenu or the parentPopup which brings it back to the MenuBar.


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