Note that the images of this post have been altered by WordPress.com and it is not the first time it occurs. I will not revert the original images since I don’t have them. I have sent a message to WordPress.com, and up till now yet to receive any reply on this mess up. This is only just one of the posts whose images are mess up. It is a frustrating experience.
For those enthusiastic to develop cool RIA application using the recent release of JavaFX Preview SDK will feel hamper by difficultly of locating information using the HTML documentation that comes with it. The documentation can be hard to browse and use in Web Browser especially for a developer who want to use JavaFX efficiently and effectively. The lack of search function will also make using and learning JavaFX API a time-consuming experience. Although developer can still use the Internet search engine to search for API but this is often slow and requires Internet connection.
If you looking for a much better way of using the documentation, there is a solution for you. What’s better way to store those documentation than in CHM help format. CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) file is that can be viewed easily from those running Windows 98, XP onwards. It allows user to select from a tree of topics and to perform search and print function. In addition, CHM been a self-contained file can easily be distributed.I have compiled the documentation into CHM format so why not download it and start to learn JavaFX more effectively.
Updated on 6 Aug 2008
|File: javafxdocbuild101.doc (3.3mb)
Use browser’s Save As, then renamed file to javafxdoc.chm
(Renaming required as WordPress.com does not support upload of file with extension other than doc and some supported media format.)
Feel free to distribute this file
Although CHM is developed by Microsoft, there are CHM viewers available for other platforms
- For Linux, visit CHM viewers for Linux
- For MacOSX, visit CHM viewer apps – Fast offline manual access, Chmox – a Mac OS X CHM viewer
Note that I yet to try the CHM file on those platforms.
To find out how the CHM look like, read on…
Do whatever you can do in a web browser, only better and more convenient using CHM Help
Power search function make searching for API a breeze
Happy development with JavaFX !
6 Aug 2008 – Build 101
– Fix ‘image not showing’ problem in javafx.scene.geometry.
5 Aug 2008 – Build 100
Note that many have reported problems with opening the CHM file. Since then the latest build add the build number on the titlebar so that users can identify the build. In addition, those untitled topic during search no longer appears (since html files are been added with title tag). Do not link to the download file because the download file will now have different name with build number eg javafxdocbuild100.doc as some users may have problem getting the file having the same file name and size due to browser cache. Instead link to the post.
Build Number added and Search no longer return untitled (at least not so much)
Some useful troubleshooting guide for CHM