Thanks a lot for the valuable and very encouraging info! I will track
that issue and use that for further communication.


On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Stephen F Northover
<> wrote:
> I'm sorry this thread scrolled away into the bitbucket in the sky.
> Last JavaOne, we wrote a prototype that showed native integration on OS X.
> We parented a native sheet dialog in an FX stage and providing an OpenGL
> node.  The code was a prototype that worked only on OS X.  The Open GL node
> allowed drawing JOGL and LWJGL to draw on a texture that was created by FX.
> This mean that the OpenGL node could take part in FX animations and effects.
> I will attach the prototype code to
>  I need to find it and make
> sure that it still compiles and works.  This week is M5 RDP2 and today is
> likely to be a write off for a number of reasons.
> Please ping me in the JIRA if the code doesn't show up sometime this week.
> The prototype is the basis of one possible implementation and needs some
> work.  There are other possible implementations and this is not the final
> word on the issue.
> Steve
> On 2014-06-23, 10:03 AM, Robert Krüger wrote:
>> Sorry, my last reply did not go to the list. That was unintended.
>> Oracle-Team, please someone comment on this, at least on what should
>> be done regarding a Jira Issue (or several ones?) to track any
>> progress on this and collect ideas & requirements.
>> Best regards,
>> Robert
>> On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM, Robert Krüger <>
>> wrote:
>>> Thanks for the hint. I think this is similar to what a colleague of
>>> mine did a while ago as a proof of concept using other com.sun.api
>>> that then went away. As long as we're bundling the JRE with our
>>> product and we're desperate enough to get it working, we might do
>>> something like this but it's of course just a last resort. Lets hope
>>> someone from Oracle says something.
>>> On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 8:05 PM, Scott Palmer <> wrote:
>>>> That’s basically it. It isn’t perfect, but its so simple I don’t see why
>>>> it can’t be done quickly.  We are already talking about using native code 
>>>> to
>>>> render.
>>>> That said, contains the field we want:
>>>>      // Native object handle (HWND, or NSWindow*, etc.)
>>>>      long ptr;
>>>> You could be evil and hack it now with reflection, but it relies on
>>>> internal implementation details.
>>>> In my application I already create a native window for video preview…
>>>> though not as a child of the FX window.  The problem is that there isn’t a
>>>> straight-forward, reliable, supported way to get the window handle to use
>>>> for the parent (JavaFX) window.  There are ways to hack it, but they aren’t
>>>> pretty.
>>>> Scott
>>>> On Jun 13, 2014, at 7:55 AM, Robert Krüger <> wrote:
>>>>> Just for my understanding: Your approach would be to get the native
>>>>> window handle for the hosting JFX stage, then leave an open space in
>>>>> the layout for e.g. the player canvas that will be implemented
>>>>> natively and then create a native child window that just reacts to
>>>>> move and resize events of its native parent?
>>>>> On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Scott Palmer <>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> This is critical, but I don't think we need to focus on a specific
>>>>>> technology like Direct3D or OpenGL. As a first step all we need is a
>>>>>> mechanism to get a native reference to the Window. Just like we can with
>>>>>> JAWT.  I'm guessing that JavaFX doesn't use heavyweight child windows so 
>>>>>> we
>>>>>> could add a new child window that we manage with our own code and it 
>>>>>> would
>>>>>> appear on top of the JavaFX content.
>>>>>> Scott
>>>>>>> On Jun 13, 2014, at 3:08 AM, Felix Bembrick
>>>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>>> I absolutely agree that such a feature is critical for the success
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> longevity of JavaFX.  I am *really* hoping for some heavily beefed-up
>>>>>>> 3D
>>>>>>> support in a JFX 8.* release or JFX 9.
>>>>>>> I need my graphics toolkit (currently JavaFX) to be able to handle
>>>>>>> everything from simple UIs with basic controls to complex 3D
>>>>>>> visualisations, just like the underlying graphics API is capable of
>>>>>>> (i.e.
>>>>>>> OpenGL or Direct3D).  I strongly suspect though that focusing on
>>>>>>> OpenGL
>>>>>>> exclusively is the only viable way to go from a cost perspective
>>>>>>> which
>>>>>>> would mean JavaFX supporting OpenGL on Windows.
>>>>>>>> On 13 June 2014 16:57, Robert Krüger <> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>> it has been discussed a number of time in the passed but let me
>>>>>>>> quickly summarize:
>>>>>>>> A number of people have requested a feature that provides the
>>>>>>>> ability
>>>>>>>> to have native code draw into a surface provided by a JavaFX
>>>>>>>> application as fast as technically possible, i.e. with no
>>>>>>>> indirection
>>>>>>>> or copying because use cases for this were mostly cases where
>>>>>>>> performance was critical, e.g. HD/UHD video players, real-time
>>>>>>>> visualization etc. where losing even e few percent would make a
>>>>>>>> software written in JavaFX unable to compete with native products
>>>>>>>> (e.g. in the video area nobody will use a video player that is not
>>>>>>>> able to play the content smoothly that VLC player or Quicktime can
>>>>>>>> on
>>>>>>>> the same machine). Some people already have libraries of native code
>>>>>>>> that they have built over the years and would like to reuse. I would
>>>>>>>> even go so far to say that our product will probably never be able
>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>> move to JFX (apart from mixing it a bit with Swing, which we
>>>>>>>> currently
>>>>>>>> see rather aa a migration strategy and not as the end result)
>>>>>>>> without
>>>>>>>> this problem solved.
>>>>>>>> In the past the reactions/signals from the Oracle team in this
>>>>>>>> respect
>>>>>>>> were mixed but some of it indicated that this topic was discussed in
>>>>>>>> the past and might be revisited after the release of JFX 8. Now that
>>>>>>>> the latter has happened I would like to ask what the plans for this
>>>>>>>> are.
>>>>>>>> Is there a Jira Issue where we can track the progress of it?
>>>>>>>> If not, does it make sense if I open one, so people (probably the
>>>>>>>> same
>>>>>>>> ones that have participated in these discussions in the past like
>>>>>>>> Scott and the Ultramixer guys etc.) can collect their
>>>>>>>> requirements/thoughts?
>>>>>>>> Even if Oracle should decide not to do something about it, it would
>>>>>>>> still be nice to get pointers in the code base to where this would
>>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>>> possible, even if it is non-portable. I know that for our product it
>>>>>>>> would be totally OK to have different ways of doing this for each
>>>>>>>> platform and to live with the limitation to not be able to
>>>>>>>> manipulate
>>>>>>>> the result in the FX scene graph apart from that the position of the
>>>>>>>> surface moving with the hosting FX node and as far as I have
>>>>>>>> understood others, it is the same for them.
>>>>>>>> Maybe a Jira issue could also be a good place to bundle information
>>>>>>>> about approaches interested parties are willing to pursue.
>>>>>>>> Thoughts anyone?
>>>>>>>> Robert
>>>>> --
>>>>> Robert Krüger
>>>>> Managing Partner
>>>>> Lesspain GmbH & Co. KG
>>> --
>>> Robert Krüger
>>> Managing Partner
>>> Lesspain GmbH & Co. KG

Robert Krüger
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Lesspain GmbH & Co. KG

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