JavaFX 22 Highlights

JavaFX version 22 has been released. We’ve tailored down some of the most exciting parts of the release in this document.

Exciting features:

  • New APIs:
    • Platform preferences API to fetch UI settings of the operating system. This allows developers to create themes that can integrate seamlessly with the color scheme of the operating system
    • Added support for additional css properties in ImageView: -fx-preserve-ratio, -fx-smooth, -fx-fit-width, -fx-fit-height


  • Major performance improvements for css rendering in JavaFX
  • JavaFX printing has got some improvements

The community came together to fix 76 bugs in the last 6 months. Following are major bug-fixes that went into JavaFX 22:

  • Fix for correct paper size when using JavaFX print functionality
  • Multiple fixes for correct application behavior in macOS 14 Sonoma
  • Node#lookupAll now returns nodes according to selectors containing pseudo-selectors
  • TextField pasted characters used to be make the cursor one character off the right most character. This issue is now fixed.

Finally, these are some dependency upgrades in JavaFX 20:

  • Upgraded Glib to 2.78.1
  • Upgraded GStreamer to 1.22.6
  • Upgraded WebKit to 616.1
  • Upgraded libxslt to 1.1.39

A more comprehensive list of all the changes in JavaFX 22 can be found on Github.

Kudos go to the fine people at Gluon who took care of the bulk of the work on JavaFX 22. Do check their JavaFX Long Term Support services.