Last post Apr 05, 2010 10:57 AM by rikki233752
Jun 27, 2006 06:20 PM|ogbonia|LINK
I have a blackberry 8700c. I am trying to delevelop a client based application for my company. Is there a emulator built for the blackberry for use with VS 2005. What I have seen thus far seems to be Java (Sun) based.
If possible does anyone know of a helpful tutorial that points to a VS link and Blackberry phone/emulator. Is Blackbird the only tool used for the Blackberry in VS?
Jun 28, 2006 05:44 PM|Mannaggia|LINK
You'll probably only see a Java-based Blackberry emulator because the Blackberry OS *is* Java based.
AppForge Crossfire supposedly lets you develop in .NET for the Blackberry - I haven't tried it. Crossfire requires a runtime, licensed per device, which was a turn off. On the plus side, it supports lots of other devices.
I've used the ASP.NET mobile controls successfully with the Blackberry, but that's for browser based apps rather than device apps.
Jun 28, 2006 06:18 PM|ogbonia|LINK
Thanks. Browser based applications on ASP.net is pretty straight forward. But how do you account for the small screen size? I am thinking that one would have to guess the size of the device or justify everything on the top-left-hand corner, right? Appreciate
Jun 28, 2006 10:47 PM|Mannaggia|LINK
That's basically it. Using the mobile controls, you just structure things not to display too much at once and try not to get too fancy. Basic interfaces work best. Where you might normally display something like a complete data record all at once on a
normal browser, you might split into two pages with a link from key data on the first page to details on a second page.
browser takes care of wrapping.
I find the Object List asp.net mobile control very handy for displaying data from a database. It automatically deals with splitting data into key/detail screens. For example, you might have it just display a list of names on the first page, with the names
as links and clicking on one goes to a detail page showing name, address, etc. for that row. The Object List control handles all of that nicely.
Alternatively, if you are using a BES, you can look into the Blackberry MDS Studio, which is a free development environment from RIM for developing apps for the devices. But it requires you to use a BES and Mobile Data Service (MDS).
Apr 26, 2008 02:37 AM|frnd4u_dotnet|LINK
I have to develop a mobile web application for blackberry hand held device using asp.net mobile controls in .NET 2.0 and i am using blackberry enterprise server.
Could you tell the simulator to test the blackberry mobile application in .NET 2.0?
What is a blackbird tools and how it will be useful for .NET 2.0?
Please help me regarding this.
May 01, 2008 08:12 AM|MachSol|LINK
Check this http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/downloads/mvsplugin.jsp
I hope it helps.
Jun 17, 2008 12:28 PM|danyeung|LINK
I downloaded the BlackBerry Plug-In for Visual Studtio. How do I add it to the asp.net project? The link
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/downloads/mvsplugin.jsp does not have instruction. Thanks.
Apr 05, 2010 10:57 AM|rikki233752|LINK
i am new to blackbeery development How to connect to a database using blckberry widget ?