Metro style Text Box control for java (JMetro)

The Metro Text Box control is the usual input text field from which developers can get text input from users. This control has a particular trait usually present in control library designed to be used through touch: whenever the user enters text a clear button appears on the right most position of the control.

metroTextBox

Windows 8 Text input control

 

This particular feature isn’t available in the text input control from the JavaFX library, so the use of CSS won’t be enough to achieve a “metro” style.

For this reason I’ve created a new control: ErasableTextField (Yes, I know, not the best choice of a name for a control :-) ), which extends from TextField and adds this missing feature: a button which appears inside the text input control to clear it whenever there is text inside. Then through the usual use of CSS I style the control to make it look like the Windows 8 Text Box.

JMetro TextBox Dark theme - mouse pressed

JMetro Dark Theme – mouse pressed

JMetro TextBox Dark theme

JMetro Dark Theme

JMetro TextBox Light Theme - text selected

JMetro Light Theme – text highlighted

JMetro TextBox Light theme

JMetro TextBox Light Theme

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