How to create an HBox using JavaFX?

JavaFXObject Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

Once you create all the required nodes for your application you can arrange them using a layout. Where a layout is a process of calculating the position of objects in the given space. JavaFX provides various layouts in the javafx.scene.layout package.


In this layout, the nodes are arranged in a single horizontal row. You can create an hbox in your application by instantiating the javafx.scene.layout.HBox class. You can set the padding around the hbox using the setPadding() method.

To add nodes to this pane you can either pass them as arguments of the constructor or, add them to the observable list of the pane as −



import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.geometry.Insets;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Label;
import javafx.scene.control.PasswordField;
import javafx.scene.control.TextField;
import javafx.scene.layout.HBox;
import javafx.scene.paint.Color;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
public class HBoxExample extends Application {
   public void start(Stage stage) {
      //Creating labels
      Label label1 = new Label("User Name: ");
      Label label2 = new Label("Password: ");
      //Creating text and password fields
      TextField textField = new TextField();
      PasswordField pwdField = new PasswordField();
      //Adding labels for nodes
      HBox box = new HBox(5);
      box.setPadding(new Insets(50, 5 , 5, 50));
      box.getChildren().addAll(label1, textField, label2, pwdField);
      //Setting the stage
      Scene scene = new Scene(box, 595, 150, Color.BEIGE);
      stage.setTitle("HBox Example");
   public static void main(String args[]){


Updated on 19-May-2020 13:09:29