How to create an VBox 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 the vbox layout, the nodes are arranged in a single vertical column. You can create an hbox in your application by instantiating the javafx.scene.layout.VBox 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.HPos;
import javafx.geometry.Insets;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.CheckBox;
import javafx.scene.control.Label;
import javafx.scene.control.Separator;
import javafx.scene.layout.VBox;
import javafx.scene.paint.Color;
import javafx.scene.text.Font;
import javafx.scene.text.FontPosture;
import javafx.scene.text.FontWeight;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
public class VBoxExample extends Application {
   public void start(Stage stage) {
      //Creating the check boxes
      CheckBox checkBox1 = new CheckBox("Hindi");
      CheckBox checkBox2 = new CheckBox("Gujarathi");
      CheckBox checkBox3 = new CheckBox("Punjabi");
      CheckBox checkBox4 = new CheckBox("Telugu");
      CheckBox checkBox5 = new CheckBox("Tamil");
      CheckBox checkBox6= new CheckBox("Malayalam");
      //Creating a label
      Label label = new Label("Select known languages:");
      Font font = Font.font("verdana", FontWeight.BOLD, FontPosture.REGULAR, 12);
      //Creating a separator
      Separator sep = new Separator();
      //Adding the check boxes and separator to the pane
      VBox vBox = new VBox(5);
      vBox.setPadding(new Insets(5, 5, 5, 50));
      vBox.getChildren().addAll(label, checkBox1, checkBox2, checkBox3, checkBox4, checkBox5, checkBox6);
      //Adding the separator after the 3rd check box
      vBox.getChildren().add(4, sep);
      //Setting the stage
      Scene scene = new Scene(vBox, 595, 200, Color.BEIGE);
      stage.setTitle("VBox Example");
   public static void main(String args[]){


Updated on 19-May-2020 13:12:27