Class DateCell

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Styleable, EventTarget, Skinnable

    public class DateCell
    extends Cell<LocalDate>
    DateCell is used by DatePicker to render the individual grid cells in the calendar month. By providing a dayCellFactory, an application can provide an update method to change each cell's properties such as text, background color, etc.
    JavaFX 8.0
    • Constructor Detail

      • DateCell

        public DateCell()
    • Method Detail

      • updateItem

        public void updateItem​(LocalDate item,
                               boolean empty)
        The updateItem method should not be called by developers, but it is the best method for developers to override to allow for them to customise the visuals of the cell. To clarify, developers should never call this method in their code (they should leave it up to the UI control, such as the ListView control) to call this method. However, the purpose of having the updateItem method is so that developers, when specifying custom cell factories (again, like the ListView cell factory), the updateItem method can be overridden to allow for complete customisation of the cell.

        It is very important that subclasses of Cell override the updateItem method properly, as failure to do so will lead to issues such as blank cells or cells with unexpected content appearing within them. Here is an example of how to properly override the updateItem method:

         protected void updateItem(T item, boolean empty) {
             super.updateItem(item, empty);
             if (empty || item == null) {
             } else {

        Note in this code sample two important points:

        1. We call the super.updateItem(T, boolean) method. If this is not done, the item and empty properties are not correctly set, and you are likely to end up with graphical issues.
        2. We test for the empty condition, and if true, we set the text and graphic properties to null. If we do not do this, it is almost guaranteed that end users will see graphical artifacts in cells unexpectedly.
        updateItem in class Cell<LocalDate>
        item - The new item for the cell.
        empty - whether or not this cell represents data from the list. If it is empty, then it does not represent any domain data, but is a cell being used to render an "empty" row.
      • createDefaultSkin

        protected Skin<?> createDefaultSkin()
        Create a new instance of the default skin for this control. This is called to create a skin for the control if no skin is provided via CSS -fx-skin or set explicitly in a sub-class with setSkin(...).
        createDefaultSkin in class Control
        new instance of default skin for this control. If null then the control will have no skin unless one is provided by css.
      • queryAccessibleAttribute

        public Object queryAccessibleAttribute​(AccessibleAttribute attribute,
                                               Object... parameters)
        This method is called by the assistive technology to request the value for an attribute.

        This method is commonly overridden by subclasses to implement attributes that are required for a specific role.
        If a particular attribute is not handled, the superclass implementation must be called.

        queryAccessibleAttribute in class Control
        attribute - the requested attribute
        parameters - optional list of parameters
        the value for the requested attribute
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