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What latest Netbeans, JavaSDK and JavaFX work well together today?

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I have used Java before, so I'm not a beginner, but I am a beginner in JavaFX. My goal is to set up Netbeans with JavaFX so I can start learning on my own. Ever since Oracle no longer included JavaFX with the SDK, it has become confusing to me as to what Netbeans version to use with which JavaFX version, and I haven't been able to make an installation of both that works perfectly and seamlessly, so I really need advice and help on this.

Can someone guide me on this, please? Perhaps we can start off with which Java SDK, Netbeans, and JavaFX versions I should download, and perhaps a referral to a set of instructions on how to install JavaFX so all will work together. (I already know how to install JavaSDK and Netbeans, I just need to know the version numbers.)

I signed up only for one month with Experts Exchange because I'm not sure how well I will be helped. I say this not because I don't think there is anyone smart enough, but because I know this technology is in a state of constant change, and I'm not sure if anyone is truly current and an expert with this already. I hope I am dead wrong. :) I just want to get this working so I can start learning JavaFX, and then I will change my subscription type to annual, and I will most likely be posting a lot of JavaFX questions moving forward.
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Fractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018
https://openjfx.io/openjfx-docs/ provides what seems to be a good starting point.

Generally best to run latest + stable versions of all related software, so if a problem arises, you can open a ticket which will be processed quickly, as problems with latest versions generally inspire developers to fix any real problems quickly.


Thank you, David. The link you provided does seem to address the three key factors -- the Netbeans version (11.1, which happens to be the one I already have installed), the JDK version, and the JavaFX. I will close this and will make new posts if I encounter problems with it.
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

You're welcome!

Glad this was an easy one to get fixed!


David, this question can be pretty long and drawn out. I don’t think it is fair to burden one person in this kind of a problem for an indefinite period of time and for just a handful of points.

The last thing I want is for people to get tired of helping me on this and won’t help me anymore in the future. So if you see my name again, please do read my problem and help if you can.:)