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TableViev TableCell

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A table cell cann't be edited successfully when the cell is empty or its value is null.
When a cell get a null value,any editing will just be ignored when use commitEdit method of the TableCell.
  • 1. Re: TableViev TableCell
    James_D Guru
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    Not sure what you would want it to do when the cell is empty: there is no corresponding data to set to the result of the edit.

    For a null value in a non-empty cell, isEmpty() appears to incorrectly return true in JavaFX 2.2.7. I guess this is what is causing the issue with failing to edit correctly. In JavaFX 8.0 (prerelease, b82) it seems to be fixed, but I can't find a corresponding JIRA (didn't spend too much time searching, to be honest).

    The following works in FX 8, but fails as you describe in FX 2.2.7:
    import javafx.application.Application;
    import javafx.collections.FXCollections;
    import javafx.collections.ObservableList;
    import javafx.event.ActionEvent;
    import javafx.event.EventHandler;
    import javafx.scene.Scene;
    import javafx.scene.control.Button;
    import javafx.scene.control.TableColumn;
    import javafx.scene.control.TableView;
    import javafx.scene.control.cell.PropertyValueFactory;
    import javafx.scene.control.cell.TextFieldTableCell;
    import javafx.scene.layout.BorderPane;
    import javafx.stage.Stage;
    public class EditableTableWithNull extends Application {
      public void start(Stage primaryStage) {
        final BorderPane root = new BorderPane();
        final TableView<Person> table = new TableView<Person>();
        final TableColumn<Person, String> firstNameColumn = new TableColumn<>("First Name");
        final TableColumn<Person, String> lastNameColumn = new TableColumn<>("Last Name");
        final TableColumn<Person, String> emailColumn = new TableColumn<>("Email");
        firstNameColumn.setCellValueFactory(new PropertyValueFactory<Person, String>("firstName"));
        lastNameColumn.setCellValueFactory(new PropertyValueFactory<Person, String>("lastName"));
        emailColumn.setCellValueFactory(new PropertyValueFactory<Person, String>("email"));
        table.getColumns().addAll(firstNameColumn, lastNameColumn, emailColumn);
        final Button button = new Button("Dump info");
        button.setOnAction(new EventHandler<ActionEvent>() {
          public void handle(ActionEvent event) {
            for (Person p : table.getItems()) System.out.println(p);
        primaryStage.setScene(new Scene(root, 400, 600));;    
      public static void main(String[] args) {
      private ObservableList<Person> createData() {
        return FXCollections.observableArrayList(
            new Person("Hugo" ,"Lloris"),
            new Person("Benoit", "Assou-Ekotto"),
            new Person("Jan", "Vertonghen"),
            new Person("Michael", "Dawson"),
            new Person("Kyle", "Walker"),
            new Person("Scott", "Parker"),
            new Person("Mousa", "Dembele"),
            new Person("Gylfi","Sigurdsson"),
            new Person("Gareth", "Bale"),
            new Person("Aaron", "Lennon"),
            new Person("Jermane", "Defoe")
      public static class Person {
        private final StringProperty firstName ;
        private final StringProperty lastName ;
        private final StringProperty email ;
        Person(String firstName, String lastName, String email) {
          this.firstName = new SimpleStringProperty(this, "firstName", firstName);
          this.lastName = new SimpleStringProperty(this, "lastName", lastName);
 = new SimpleStringProperty(this, "email", email);
        Person(String firstName, String lastName) {
          this(firstName, lastName, null);
        public String getFirstName() { return firstName.get(); }
        public void setFirstName(String firstName) { this.firstName.set(firstName);}
        public StringProperty firstNameProperty() { return firstName ; }
        public String getLastName() { return lastName.get(); }
        public void setLastName(String lastName) { this.lastName.set(lastName); }
        public StringProperty lastNameProperty() { return lastName ; }  
        public String getEmail() { return email.get() ; }
        public void setEmail(String email)  {; }
        public StringProperty emailProperty() { return email ; }
        @Override public String toString() { return String.format("%s %s (Email: %s)", firstName.get(), lastName.get(), email.get()); }


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