JavaFX PDF viewer

Javafx_logo_colorLast month we announced the first release of our JavaFX PDF viewer as part of our monthly customer build.

In January we used this to create a free NetBeans plugin which we will be developing over the coming months. This has also given us a series of articles on writing a NetBeans plugin – there will be lots of additional articles over the coming months as we add features and document what we are doing.

For the NetBeans plugin we created a free, cut-down component which offers the essential viewer we need for the plugin (it does not contain some other features like jbig2 support). This is free to use and totally without warranty or any support (as you would expect). We will be using it for our plugin and releasing updates as we need. If you find any innovative uses for it, we would love to hear about them and help publicise them.

We think it is very important to give our customers a clear future strategy and upgrade path, so we will be including the evolving JavaFX viewer in our commercial releases and keep you updated. We will also be creating a version which matches our current fully-featured Swing PDF viewer in functionality and uses the same API as much as possible. Our hope is that most customers will be able to switch just by changing from our Viewer object to ViewerFX if and when they want. We will continue to use JavaFX to enhance the Swing Viewer as we have done with our pageflow mode. All this will be included for our customers (new and existing).

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We have added a special JavaFX page to our website where we can list all information and details.

You can get the cutdown JpedalFX.jar here and download the trial version to our library here (both links require a valid email address).

So if you are interested in PDF and JavaFX we hope that you will find plenty of interest here in 2014 and share your thoughts and suggestions with us…

This post is part of our “JavaFX article Index” series. In these articles, we aim to explore the world of Java and Javafx. Have a look through!

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Mark Stephens

System Architect and Lead Developer at IDRSolutions
Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.
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About Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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