Layouts are the top level container classes that define the UI styles for scene graph objects. Layout can be seen as the parent node to all the other nodes. JavaFX provides various layout panes that support different styles of layouts.
In JavaFX, Layout defines the way in which the components are to be seen on the stage. It basically organizes the scene-graph nodes. We have several built-in layout panes in JavaFX that are HBox, VBox, StackPane, FlowBox, AnchorPane, etc. Each Built-in layout is represented by a separate class which needs to be instantiated in order to implement that particular layout pane.
All these classes belong to javafx.scene.layout package. javafx.scene.layout.Pane class is the base class for all the built-in layout classes in JavaFX.
javafx.scene.layout Package provides various classes that represents the layouts. The classes are described in the table below.
Steps to create layout
In order to create the layouts, we need to follow the following steps.
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