Piccolo is now being maintained and distributed by a very active volunteer group at www.piccolo2d.org. We'll leave this site here for history, but it is no longer being maintained.


  About Piccolo
  Piccolo Patterns
  Getting Started
     .Java: Out of the Box
     .NET: Out of the Box
     The Interface
     User Interaction
     Special Effects
     Fisheye Calendar
     Graph Editor
  API Documentation
  Piccolo in Comparison
  Developer FAQ
  Mailing Lists
  Graphics Primer
Contact Us

Getting Started

Here you will find both basic and advanced tutorials to help you get started using Piccolo.  All tutorials provide examples in both Java and C#.  This section assumes you have read Piccolo Patterns and have a basic understanding of the concepts presented there.

Learning the Basics

Explore the piccolo feature set, learning how to build different kinds of nodes, add event handlers and schedule activities.

  1. Piccolo.Java: Out of the Box - Provides step by step instructions setting up Piccolo.Java.
  2. Piccolo.NET: Out of the Box - Provides step by step instructions for setting up Piccolo.NET.
  3. Creating the Interface - Demonstrates how to create new nodes and add them to the interface.
  4. Defining User Interaction - Demonstrates how to add event handlers.
  5. Adding Special Effects - Demonstrates how to define and schedule activities.
Building Sample Applications

Move beyond the basics and start building real applications.  These tutorials will guide you from start to finish in designing some simple but functional applications.

  1. Fisheye Calendar - Demonstrates how to build a simple fisheye calendar application.
  2. Graph Editor - Demonstrates how to build a zoomable graph application

Web Accessibility