Some time ago, I started to play with the idea of creating a graphics editing framework (something like Eclipse GEF) for JavaFX. It soon became obvious, that some non-standard JavaFX controls would be needed in order to achieve the results I had in my head. I started to search the internet, but I wasn’t able to find anything, that would suit my specific requirements. So finally, I came to a conclusion, that I’ll have to create them on my own.
First part of this effort was the ZoomFX project, I finished cca. 6 months ago.
The next piece of the puzzle was a radial, multilevel menu control. This took me a bit longer than I expected, mainly because the combination of summer weather and my motorbike proved to be somewhat distracting, in the meantime :) Anyway, as the temperatures dropped significantly here in Central Europe, during the last couple of weeks, I was finally able to get back to my computer, and I can now use this opportunity to proudly announce, that the new, shiny Radial Menu control is finished and ready to be used :)
Again, as with the ZoomFX pane, I recorded a small video of the control in action:
As I already mentioned, RadialMenu was created to suit my specific project, so it might not necessarily fit others with the same level of comfort, but still - it’s a separate, quite general menu control, and as such, somebody out there may find it handy.
Now, with this task off my chest, I can finally concentrate on the core of my “GEF-like” project. So, if you are interested, stay tuned ;)
If you’d like to try it live, you can download and run the demo app for yourself.