JavaFX Location is not set error message


Question

I have problem when trying to close current scene and open up another scene when menuItem is selected. My main stage is coded as below:

public void start(Stage primaryStage) throws Exception {
    primaryStage.setTitle("Shop Management");
    FXMLLoader myLoader = new FXMLLoader(getClass().getResource("cartHomePage.fxml"));

    Pane myPane = (Pane) myLoader.load();

    CartHomePageUI controller = (CartHomePageUI) myLoader.getController();

    controller.setPrevStage(primaryStage);
    Scene myScene = new Scene(myPane);
    primaryStage.setScene(myScene);
    primaryStage.show();
}

When the program is executed, it will go to the cartHomePage.fxml. From there, I can select to go to create product or create category when the menu item is selected. Here is my action event:

Stage prevStage;

public void setPrevStage(Stage stage){
     this.prevStage = stage;
}

 public void gotoCreateCategory(ActionEvent event) throws IOException {
  Stage stage = new Stage();
    stage.setTitle("Shop Management");
    FXMLLoader myLoader = new FXMLLoader(getClass().getResource("createCategory.fxml"));
    Pane myPane = (Pane) myLoader.load();            
    Scene scene = new Scene(myPane);
    stage.setScene(scene);
    prevStage.close();
    setPrevStage(stage);
    stage.show();       
}

//Method to change scene when menu item create product is on click
@FXML
public void gotoCreateProduct(ActionEvent event) throws IOException {
   Stage stage = new Stage();
    stage.setTitle("Shop Management");
    FXMLLoader myLoader = new FXMLLoader(getClass().getResource("creatProduct.fxml"));
    Pane myPane = (Pane) myLoader.load();            
    Scene scene = new Scene(myPane);
    stage.setScene(scene);
    prevStage.close();
    setPrevStage(stage);
    stage.show();      
}

However, I can only switch the stage once. For example, my default page is cartHomePage.fxml. When I run the program, first I go to create product stage. After that, I cannot go to anywhere any more. The error message is:

java.lang.IllegalStateException: Location is not set.
and Null Pointer Exception

I did set the stage after I close it and pass it around. I wonder which part went wrong.

Thanks in advance.

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6/21/2013 5:49:22 AM

I had this problem and found this post. My issue was just a file name issue.

FXMLLoader(getClass().getResource("/com/companyname/reports/" +
report.getClass().getCanonicalName().substring(18).replaceAll("Controller", "") +
".fxml"));

Parent root = (Parent) loader.load();

I have an xml that this is all coming from and I have made sure that my class is the same as the fxml file less the word controller.

I messed up the substring so the path was wrong...sure enough after I fixed the file name it worked.

To make a long story short I think that the problem is either the filename is named improperly or the path is wrong.

ADDITION: I have since moved to a Maven Project. The non Maven way is to have everything inside of your project path. The Maven way which was listed in the answer below was a bit frustrating at the start but I made a change to my code as follows:

FXMLLoader loader = new FXMLLoader(ReportMenu.this.getClass().getResource("/fxml/" + report.getClass().getCanonicalName().substring(18).replaceAll("Controller", "") + ".fxml"));
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6/18/2018 12:44:59 PM

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