If you've been following this blog recently, you know that I've been developing an application in the SpeedReaderFX category that helps me quickly keep up on new happenings in world events, technology, gadgets, music, and social networks. SpeedReaderFX is located in the JFXtras open source project, and also serves as an example of using JFXtras classes with JavaFX.
One of the newest enhancements made to the SpeedReaderFX program takes advantage of the Picker control that David Armitage created in the JFXtras project. Here's a screen shot of a program in the JFXtras project that he created to demonstrate and test the Picker control varieties:
SpeedReaderFX uses the spinner-style variation of the Picker control, shown in the Thumb Wheel row of the screen shot above. This enables SpeedReaderFX users to quickly choose how many entries of a given feed-type (e.g. Yahoo News feeds), to display in the scrolling table. The screen shot below shows a portion of the SpeedReaderFX Criteria dialog in which the Pickers appear:
As noted previously in the Picker demo screen shot, the user can operate the mouse wheel, as well as the keyboard or mouse buttons, to select the desired number.
For more information about the SpeedReaderFX application, check out the first post in the SpeedReaderFX category of this blog. To run the application, click the SpeedReaderFX icon located on the left side of this paragraph.
By the way, since this dialog is getting pretty crowded, Dean Iverson is creating some UI design comps in which each feed type will have its own page. I've also received other ideas from readers that I plan to implement, and would like to express my appreciation for your continued input!