08-14-2012 08:39 AM
Some stupid questions
I am looking for a useful way to make an application menue like the one in the UI Guidelines.
Should i simply create a container with buttons inside and tween it, or is there something i have missed build in in the sdk?
I would like to use the same icons for "Settings" and "Help" like the one in the UI Guidelines. Will these buttons be in the sdk or do i need to create them from scratch?
When i open a "Settings" page from the App Menue - should this kind of page be a "Sheet" with a "Cancel" button in the top left corner and a "Save" button in the top right corner? It makes sense to me but i dont know if this is recommended.
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08-14-2012 09:07 AM
When you say "application menu" do you mean the top gesture bar? If so, there are lots of threads on this. Search "app bar" and/or "bezel gesture" and/or "app gesture". Pretty easy to make.
The buttons are in the SDK, but if you are talking about the graphic in the button, then you have to supply your own. I have asked RIM to release their examples in EPS/AI format to have more consistency, but we have not heard back regarding that request.
Things will change once we see a pattern of apps. In thoery, it could be buttons as you described or actions in an action bar along the bottom. Personally, I have used the top corner buttons with a label/header in between (ala Apple apps).
08-14-2012 11:05 AM
Thanks again. In the new BB10 guidelines the app bar is called "Application menue" and i was wondering if this is a kind of new control. But when its the same like the app bar on Playbook OS i know what to do.
A page with top corner buttons and a header in between is called "Sheets" in the new guidelines. I recently read in the guidelines that sheets can be used for "tasks initiated from multiple places" - and i agree that this fits perfectly to the pages which can be opened by the Application menue - for example the settings-page.
08-14-2012 12:08 PM
01-08-2013 07:49 AM
01-08-2013 08:59 AM
georg22, there are no icons in the SDK, but you could check out this DevBlog post for some BB10-style graphics (settings icon is there)
Also, looking at the apps that are on the Dev Alpha, Settings never seem to be done as sheets with Cancel & Save buttons at the top. They always come in from the right and are dismissed by a back button in the action bar (any new settings saved implicitely)
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01-08-2013 10:57 AM