javafx how to get selected row data in table view with checkbox


In this project I can't get whether the Checkbox data was selected or not in the console output.

My code:

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.List;

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.beans.Observable;
import javafx.beans.value.ChangeListener;
import javafx.beans.value.ObservableValue;
import javafx.collections.FXCollections;
import javafx.collections.ListChangeListener;
import javafx.collections.ObservableList;
import javafx.event.ActionEvent;
import javafx.event.EventHandler;
import javafx.geometry.Pos;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Button;
import javafx.scene.control.TableCell;
import javafx.scene.control.TableColumn;
import javafx.scene.control.TableColumn.CellEditEvent;
import javafx.scene.control.TablePosition;
import javafx.scene.control.TableView;
import javafx.scene.control.cell.CheckBoxTableCell;
import javafx.scene.control.cell.PropertyValueFactory;
import javafx.scene.layout.BorderPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
import javafx.util.Callback;

public class TableWithCheckbox extends Application {
   final TableView<Player> table = new TableView<Player>();
    ObservableList<Player> data ;
  public void start(Stage primaryStage) {
    final BorderPane root = new BorderPane();

    final TableColumn<Player, String> firstNameColumn = new TableColumn<>("First Name");
    final TableColumn<Player, String> lastNameColumn = new TableColumn<>("Last Name");
    final TableColumn<Player, Boolean> injuredColumn = new TableColumn<>("Injured");
    firstNameColumn.setCellValueFactory(new PropertyValueFactory<Player, String>("firstName"));
    lastNameColumn.setCellValueFactory(new PropertyValueFactory<Player, String>("lastName"));
    injuredColumn.setCellValueFactory(new PropertyValueFactory<Player, Boolean>("injured"));
    final Callback<TableColumn<Player, Boolean>, TableCell<Player, Boolean>> cellFactory = CheckBoxTableCell.forTableColumn(injuredColumn);
    injuredColumn.setCellFactory(new Callback<TableColumn<Player, Boolean>, TableCell<Player, Boolean>>() {
      public TableCell<Player, Boolean> call(TableColumn<Player, Boolean> column) {
        TableCell<Player, Boolean> cell =;
        return cell ;

    // This appears not to get invoked:
    injuredColumn.setOnEditCommit(new EventHandler<TableColumn.CellEditEvent<Player,Boolean>>() {
      public void handle(CellEditEvent<Player, Boolean> event) {
        System.out.println("Edit commit");

    table.getColumns().addAll(firstNameColumn, lastNameColumn, injuredColumn);


    Button button = new Button("Dump info");
    button.setOnAction(new EventHandler<ActionEvent>() {
      public void handle(ActionEvent event) {
        for (Player p : table.getItems()) {
    }); Button button1 = new Button("add");
    button1.setOnAction(new EventHandler<ActionEvent>() {
      public void handle(ActionEvent event) {
  data.add(new Player("hbghj", "hjhbbccc77", true));
    primaryStage.setScene(new Scene(root, 400, 600));;    

  public static void main(String[] args) {

  private ObservableList<Player> createData() {
    List<Player> players = Arrays.asList(
        new Player("Hugo" ,"Lloris", false),
        new Player("Brad", "Friedel", false),
        new Player("Kyle", "Naughton", false),
        new Player("Younes", "Kaboul", true),
        new Player("Benoit", "Assou-Ekotto", false),
        new Player("Jan", "Vertonghen", false),
        new Player("Michael", "Dawson", false),
        new Player("William", "Gallas", true),
        new Player("Kyle", "Walker", false),
        new Player("Scott", "Parker", false),
        new Player("Mousa", "Dembele", false),
        new Player("Sandro", "Cordeiro", true),
        new Player("Tom", "Huddlestone", false),
        new Player("Gylfi","Sigurdsson", false),
        new Player("Gareth", "Bale", false),
        new Player("Aaron", "Lennon", false),
        new Player("Jermane", "Defoe", false),
        new Player("Emmanuel", "Adebayor", true)
  data =  FXCollections.<Player>observableArrayList( 
        new Callback<Player, Observable[]>() {
          public Observable[] call(Player player) {
            return new Observable[]{player.injuredProperty()};
    data.addListener(new ListChangeListener<Player>() {
      public void onChanged(
          javafx.collections.ListChangeListener.Change<? extends Player> change) {
        System.out.println("List changed");
        while ( {
          if (change.wasUpdated()) {
              System.out.println("What code a do here");
        System.out.println();  }
     table.getSelectionModel().selectedItemProperty().addListener(new ChangeListener() {
            public void changed(ObservableValue observableValue, Object oldValue, Object newValue) {
                //Check whether item is selected and set value of selected item to Label
                if (table.getSelectionModel().getSelectedItem() != null) {
                    TableView.TableViewSelectionModel selectionModel = table.getSelectionModel();
                    ObservableList selectedCells = selectionModel.getSelectedCells();
                    TablePosition tablePosition = (TablePosition) selectedCells.get(0);
                    Object val = tablePosition.getTableColumn().getCellData(newValue);
                    System.out.println("Selected Value " + val);
                    System.out.println("Selected row " + newValue);
    return data ;

  public static class Player {
    private final StringProperty firstName ;
    private final StringProperty lastName ;
    private final BooleanProperty injured ;
    Player(String firstName, String lastName, boolean international) {
      this.firstName = new SimpleStringProperty(this, "firstName", firstName);
      this.lastName = new SimpleStringProperty(this, "lastName", lastName);
      this.injured = new SimpleBooleanProperty(this, "injured", international);
    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 boolean isInjuredl() { return injured.get(); }
    public void setInjured(boolean international) { this.injured.set(international); }
    public BooleanProperty injuredProperty() { return injured ; }
    public String toString() {
      return firstName.get() + " " + lastName.get() + (injured.get()?" (injured)":"");

it gives me the output like

Selected row: Gareth    Bale

but it doesn't tell weather Checkbox is selected or not on function:

public void onChanged

I need an output like:

 Selected row: Gareth    Bale   true


 Selected row: Gareth    Bale   false
6/10/2014 4:20:42 PM

Accepted Answer

Try this on your if:

  if (change.wasUpdated()) {
      String inj = (data.get(change.getFrom()).injured.getValue())?"injuried":"no longer injuried";
      System.out.println(data.get(change.getFrom()).lastName.getValue() + ", " + 
              data.get(change.getFrom()).firstName.getValue() + "  "
              + "changed his status to " + inj);

Note the output as it is will only display if the player is injuried otherwise it will be blank:

Selected row: Gareth Bale (injured)

Selected row: Gareth Bale

To replace it to:

Selected row: Gareth Bale true

Selected row: Gareth Bale false

You will also have to change this function in the player class:

public String toString() {
  return firstName.get() + " " + lastName.get() + (injured.get()?" true":" false");
6/10/2014 4:31:14 PM

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