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  2. JDK-8125099

Request layout does not perform a 'complete' layout

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Incomplete
    • Affects Version/s: 7u6
    • Fix Version/s: 8
    • Component/s: javafx
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      Win 7

      Description

      There are times when portions of the scene graph are not properly re-calculated on a layout request, leading to inaccurate and frustrating UI behavior. This occurs with dynamic changes to the scene graph, as when emulating Swing-style card layouts. For example, I have a TabPane, with a tab selected. I alter the scene graph of the selected tab content, by adding a new panel in my case. No matter where I request layout, even at the root, the size of the TabPane will not change to accommodate the changes in the graph, because computePrefWidth/Height is never called on the sub-tree. However, if I alter the width or height of the window in which the scene resides, everything re-computes and the layout adjusts correctly.

      The problem is I have no access within the API to whatever function initiated the 'complete' recalculation. I have requestLayout(), which does not exhibit the behavior I'm looking for. And I should not have to artificially adjust the window's dimensions in order to get that behavior (currently I expand the window by 1 pixel, and then shrink it back down in a runLater()). Either requestLayout() should be changed to actually do a full layout, or a parameter added allowing me to tell the system to do that, or the hierarchy properly set dirty when a node is added/set/removed, or a method added granting access to the complete layout... something.

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            • Assignee:
              ekrejcir Eva Krejčířová (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              dberkmanjfx David Berkman (Inactive)
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