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Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez
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<Children> Fxml

I am uncertain why the children fxml tag is there. What is it? and when should it be used?

<StackPane styleClass="nested-action,play"> <children> <HBox styleClass="svg-container"> <SVGPath styleClass="svg" content="M1.6 17C1 17 0 16.2 0 15.6V1.3C0 .1 2.2-.4 3.1.4l8.2 6.4c.5.4.8 1 .8 1.7 0 .6-.3 1.2-.8 1.7l-8.2 6.4c-.5.2-1 .4-1.5.4z"/> </HBox> <Button onAction="#handlePlay" text="Resume"/> </children> </StackPane>

here is a sample of code from the video. Hopefully I can get some help. Thanks.

1 Answer


The <children> tag is used when there is a main element that contains other elements. The container is considered the 'parent', and the elements inside it the 'children'. Here it means that the HBox and the Button are inside the StackPane.

The HBox in turn could contain different things and therefore have a <children> tag of its own.

You can look at the documentation for more examples of where to use the <children> tag.