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JavaFX in VSCode

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This is a tutorial helping you in setting up JavaFX in VSCode. You're supposed to install SceneBuilder by yourself, as we are using them separately. This tutorial was made from this video. It didn't work for us, but it greatly helped.

  • install JavaFX plugin
  • View > command palette
    • create a new project
    • no build tool
    • select folder
    • give it a name
  • project is opening
  • copy the content of the teacher src folder into your src folder and remove
  • in lib folder, copy JavaFX source
    • version 16 here
    • otherwise try
    • otherwise, you got them here
      • mvn rep
      • click on a file you want (ex: javafx-controls)
      • click on the version (ex: 16)
      • then bellow license and date, you got file > jar
      • check my files in version 16 to know what files you need
  • menu bar, Run > add configuration then Java
  • open the new file and add at the end
"vmArgs": "--module-path lib --add-modules javafx.controls,javafx.fxml",
"args": "--name NAME"

You will have something like that with a different projectName.

    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
            "type": "java",
            "name": "Launch Current File",
            "request": "launch",
            "mainClass": "${file}"
            "type": "java",
            "name": "Launch Main",
            "request": "launch",
            "mainClass": "application.Main",
            "projectName": "tchat4_6ffacbf5",
            "vmArgs": "--module-path lib --add-modules javafx.controls,javafx.fxml",
            "args": "--name NAME"

Then start it using the green arrow or the run menu.