Insert only numbers in Spinner Control


I tested Spinner control in Java 8u40

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.geometry.Insets;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Label;
import javafx.scene.control.Spinner;
import javafx.scene.control.SpinnerValueFactory;
import javafx.scene.layout.GridPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class MainApp extends Application
    public static void main(String[] args)

    public void start(Stage stage)
        final Spinner spinner = new Spinner();

        spinner.setValueFactory(new SpinnerValueFactory.IntegerSpinnerValueFactory(0, 10000));

        GridPane grid = new GridPane();
        grid.setPadding(new Insets(10));

        int row = 0;

        grid.add(new Label("Spinner:"), 0, row);
        grid.add(spinner, 1, row);

        Scene scene = new Scene(grid, 350, 300);

        stage.setTitle("Hello Spinner");

How I can only insert number into the spinner control field?

Now I can insert numbers and text. Is there any example that can be used as example?

4/10/2015 12:11:10 PM

Not entirely certain about the requirement - assuming that you want to prevent the input of characters that wouldn't parse to a valid Number.

If so, usage of a TextFormatter in the Spinner's editor comes to the rescue: with it, you'll monitor any change of text and either accept or reject it. The decision is encapsulated inside the formatter's filter. A very simple version (there's definitely more to do, see Swing's DefaultFormatter)

// get a localized format for parsing
NumberFormat format = NumberFormat.getIntegerInstance();
UnaryOperator<TextFormatter.Change> filter = c -> {
    if (c.isContentChange()) {
        ParsePosition parsePosition = new ParsePosition(0);
        // NumberFormat evaluates the beginning of the text
        format.parse(c.getControlNewText(), parsePosition);
        if (parsePosition.getIndex() == 0 ||
                parsePosition.getIndex() < c.getControlNewText().length()) {
            // reject parsing the complete text failed
            return null;
    return c;
TextFormatter<Integer> priceFormatter = new TextFormatter<Integer>(
        new IntegerStringConverter(), 0, filter);

spinner.setValueFactory(new SpinnerValueFactory.IntegerSpinnerValueFactory(
        0, 10000, Integer.parseInt(INITAL_VALUE)));
7/15/2015 9:31:32 AM

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