08-11-2012 06:35 PM
I havent released anything for a while and was wondering about a few things.
There used to be a blackberry-tablet.xml and now it's a bar-descriptor.xml, is that right?
In the bar descriptor I have, author, author id, category, icon, splashscreen, build id and permissions. Is that all I need?
What categories are their these days? Core.what?
What is a build ID?
Can you change the render mode in the xml for a playbook? I usually use gpu on other devices. Will this work on the playbook?
What size icons do I need, is it still just 86px?
Thanks for your help!
08-11-2012 10:20 PM - edited 08-11-2012 10:27 PM
A search for bar-descriptor.xml using the search box on the main dev portal page at
takes me to detailed descriptions under the native SDK micro-site. Perhaps you
were looking just under the AIR SDK micro-site (the xml file docs don't seem to be
cross-linked there). RIM dev folks - it might be a good idea to at least link to the xml
file docs from under the AIR SDK micro-site.
Here's the first hit for the search I did:
and you can drill down from there to answer most if not all of your questions.
You can also drill down into the example bar-descriptor.xml files in the example apps, e.g.