JavaFX - Layout Panes Textflow


If we use this layout, you can set multiple text nodes in a single flow. The class named textFlow of the package javafx.scene.layout represents the text flow.

This class provides two properties, which are −

  • lineSpacing − This property is of double type and it is used to define the space between the text objects. You can set this property using the method named setLineSpacing().

  • textAlignment − This property represents the alignment of the text objects in the pane. You can set value to this property using the method setTextAlignment(). To this method you can pass four values: CENTER, JUSTIFY, LEFT, RIGHT.


The following program is an example of the text flow layout. In this, we are creating three text objects with font 15 and with various colors. We are then adding them to a Text flow pane with an alignment value – Justify, while the line spacing is 15.

Save this code in a file with the name

import javafx.application.Application; 
import javafx.collections.ObservableList; 
import javafx.scene.Scene; 
import javafx.scene.paint.Color; 
import javafx.scene.text.Font; 
import javafx.scene.text.Text; 
import javafx.scene.text.TextAlignment; 
import javafx.scene.text.TextFlow; 
import javafx.stage.Stage; 
public class TextFlowExample extends Application { 
   public void start(Stage stage) {                     
      //Creating text objects  
      Text text1 = new Text("Welcome to Tutorialspoint "); 
      //Setting font to the text 
      text1.setFont(new Font(15)); 
      //Setting color to the text  
      Text text2 = new Text("We provide free tutorials for readers in 
      various technologies  "); 
      //Setting font to the text 
      text2.setFont(new Font(15)); 
      //Setting color to the text 
      Text text3 = new Text("\n Recently we started free video tutorials too "); 
      //Setting font to the text 
      text3.setFont(new Font(15)); 
      //Setting color to the text 
      Text text4 = new Text("We believe in easy learning"); 
      //Setting font to the text 
      text4.setFont(new Font(15)); 
      //Creating the text flow plane 
      TextFlow textFlowPane = new TextFlow(); 
      //Setting the line spacing between the text objects 
      //Setting the width  
      textFlowPane.setPrefSize(600, 300); 
      //Setting the line spacing  
      //Retrieving the observable list of the TextFlow Pane 
      ObservableList list = textFlowPane.getChildren(); 
      //Adding cylinder to the pane  
      list.addAll(text1, text2, text3, text4);        
      //Creating a scene object 
      Scene scene = new Scene(textFlowPane);  
      //Setting title to the Stage 
      stage.setTitle("text Flow Pane Example");
      //Adding scene to the stage 
      //Displaying the contents of the stage;         
   public static void main(String args[]){ 

Compile and execute the saved java file from the command prompt using the following commands.

java TextflowExample

On executing, the above program generates a JavaFX window as shown below.