Scene Builder 17 release


Scene Builder is a very popular drag & drop user interface designer tool for JavaFX. It allows for rapid iteration and separation of design and logic for team members to quickly and easily focus on their specific layer of application development. With over 2 million downloads since Gluon started distributing it in 2015, Scene Builder clearly is a widely used tool.

Scene Builder 17 comes bundled with all new Java 17 and JavaFX 17, along with new features and bug fixes. There are 2 new features for the controller skins which we would like to talk about in this post:

  1. Scene Builder can now generate Controller skeletons in Kotlin
  2. Controller skins can now be easily copied or saved in projects using their own respective buttons.

We are thankful to all contributors who have diligently contributed in making Scene Builder better.

Gluon Scene Builder version 17 continues our effort to release a new version of Scene Builder with every major Java/JavaFX release. For a complete list of changes, please check Scene Builder 17 release notes.


Scene Builder is open source and available on GitHub star

Contributions are welcome: file issues, feature requests, or submit a pull request.

Whether you are already using Scene Builder or you are a new user, download the latest version and give it a try.


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