How to adjust the line spacing in the text node in JavaFX?

The line spacing property of the javafx.scene.text.The text class specifies the line spacing between the lines of the text (node) vertically.

You can set the value to this property using the setLineSpacing() method. This method accepts a boolean value as a parameter and sets the specified space between the lines (vertically).


import java.util.Scanner;
import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Group;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.paint.Color;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
import javafx.scene.text.Text;
import javafx.scene.text.TextAlignment;
public class TextSpacing extends Application {
   public void start(Stage stage) throws FileNotFoundException {
      //Reading the contents of a text file.
      InputStream inputStream = new FileInputStream("D:\sample_text.txt");
      Scanner sc = new Scanner(inputStream);
      StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
      while(sc.hasNext()) {
         sb.append(" "+sc.nextLine()+"\n");
      //Creating a text object
      Text text = new Text(10.0, 25.0, sb.toString());
      //Wrapping the text
      //Setting the alignment
      //Setting the space
      //Setting the stage
      Group root = new Group(text);
      Scene scene = new Scene(root, 595, 150, Color.BEIGE);
      stage.setTitle("Line Spacing (2.0)");
   public static void main(String args[]){


Assume following are the contents of the sample.txt file −

Tutorials Point originated from the idea that there exists a class of readers who respond better 
to online content and prefer to learn new skills at their own pace from the comforts of their drawing rooms.
The journey commenced with a single tutorial on HTML in 2006 and elated by the response it generated, 
we worked our way to adding fresh tutorials to our repository which now proudly flaunts a wealth of 
tutorials and allied articles on topics ranging from programming languages to web designing to academics 
and much more.


 In the same way, the following will be the output if you set the line spacing as 8.0 −