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gsdev
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-03-2008
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Adding Custom Fields to the Contact list

I noticed that the RIM Windows Live Messenger application was able to add a custom field in the BlackBerry contacts.

 

The field name is "Windows Live Messenger".

 

I would also like to add a field to all the contacts in the BB contact list.  However, I can only find APIs to modify the label of the 4 USER fields and add categories.

 

Did I miss the correct API, or is adding new contact fields something only RIM can do? 

  

 

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MSohm
Posts: 14,554
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry PlayBook

Re: Adding Custom Fields to the Contact list

This can not be done using the public BlackBerry API set.
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mercymallika
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Registered: ‎10-21-2008
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Re: Adding Custom Fields to the Contact list

can i add custom field using bb mds studio. i try every single possibility but i cudnt. i tried even calling a java file thru System.exec. help me out
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MSohm
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Re: Adding Custom Fields to the Contact list

No, this is not supported by an MDS Runtime Application either.
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branchcut
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎10-17-2008
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Re: Adding Custom Fields to the Contact list

Is it possible to programmatically access the value of the "Windows Live Messenger" contact field? 

 

In the API for the BlackBerryContact object, I don't see anything such as BlackBerryContact.WINDOWS_LIVE_MESSENGER to access that contact field.

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