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Stop the press… xD

I’ve been working hard with a project that uses a lot of text data in a TableView, usually the tableviews uses about 8 columns for each row and can be more than 100000 rows on a “bad user search”…

the problem with this is that TableView use to “paint” (outside the screen) all the cells involved (above) the line that has to be presented when you use the scroolTo(int) function, so with tables like the one i described the response can became veeeery slooow…

after making a research i wrote a “work around” for those tables with the same height on all the rows:

package my.good.stuff.package.utils;

import com.sun.javafx.scene.control.skin.TableViewSkin;
import com.sun.javafx.scene.control.skin.VirtualContainerBase;
import com.sun.javafx.scene.control.skin.VirtualFlow;
import javafx.scene.Node;
import javafx.scene.control.ScrollBar;
import javafx.scene.control.TableView;

* @author charly
public class MyVeryGoodTableView extends TableView
protected double rowHeight;
public void scrollTo(int registro){
TableViewSkin skin = (TableViewSkin)getSkin();
VirtualFlow vf = null;
for(Node node : skin.getChildren()){
if(node instanceof VirtualFlow){
vf = (VirtualFlow)node;
ScrollBar bar=null;
for(Node node : vf.getChildrenUnmodifiable()){
if(node instanceof ScrollBar){
if(Orientation.VERTICAL== bar.getOrientation()){

public double getRowHeight() {
return rowHeight;

public void setRowHeight(double rowHeight) {
this.rowHeight = rowHeight;


Hope this works for you… after this we will continue with the JavaFX tutorial…  xD


Comentarios en: "Stop the press… xD" (2)

  1. From a usability perspective any list with over a few hundred lines becomes impossible to use.

    So, if you construct your user interaction and interface in a way in which long lists never exist, then such a scalability problem doesn’t occur. The trick of course is doing this in a way which works well … pagination isn’t that great, although ‘infinitely growing lists as you go’ which seems to be the current fad isn’t any better.

    • I can agree with you… unfortunetly the final user don’t… they DO want their infinitely growing list… “fortunetly” the max numer of rows will be about 300,000 with 8 different columns… some times is not a usability issue but a user POV issue


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