Update: With Java 8, the JavaFX library is included in the JDK. The machinations described here are no longer necessary.
Every time I update the default JDK used by NetBeans, I also want to update the default JavaFX platform. And I always forget how. Looking on the web usually results in finding methods that just don’t work. Here’s how I do it.
- In NetBeans (7.3 as of this writing), select the “Tools” menu and the “Java Platforms” drop-down menu.
- In the left pane of the dialog, select “Default JavaFX Platform” and remove it. Close the dialog by clicking the “Close” button.
- From the “File” menu, select “New Project…”
- Create a new “JavaFX Application”, then complete the wizard using the defaults supplied. That will reset the Default JavaFX Platform to point to the version included in the latest JDK.