05-31-2009 07:46 PM
I am trying to make Eclipse work for blackberry. I installed eclipse version 3.4.2 and applied the blackberry pligin for eclipse. I also installed blackberry JDE 4.6 from the website. However, I am still not able to create a blackberry project in Eclipse. I see that "Blackberry" tab is there in the eclipse IDE but nothing is enabled in the drop down menu of this tab. Also, when I try to create a project by selecting blackberry wizard I get the following message.
"The blackberry path settings must be set before the plug-in feature can be used"
When I go to "Window" tab and preference menu item, under "Blackberry JDE" tab it gives me following message:
BlackBerry Components where not found.
"The currently displayed page contains invalid values"
When I go to Eclipse directory (where I installed eclipse) I can see that blackberry plugin is there under "plugin" subdirectory.
Am I missing something here? Looks like somewhere I srewed up while applying the blackberry patch but am not able to figure it out.
I would appreciate if someone could help me out.
06-02-2009 12:01 AM
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06-09-2009 05:29 PM
06-23-2009 12:25 AM
I'm fairly certain I am having the exact same problem. It's rather frustrating that I can't figure out wtf I did wrong. I've tried reinstalling everything and still no luck. My BB menu in Eclipse is grayed out, and when I try to create a new BB project, I get an error saying I have to set the JDE path before the plug-in can be used. I'm not sure what to do. I'm definitely a BB noob. I'd really like to try making my own little apps for my phone, but this is quite obviously a hindrance. And I don't want to use another IDE. Eclipse would be ideal.
06-23-2009 02:30 AM
I was able to get the plug-in installed using the third (update) method. (Specify the path and name of the downloaded zip.) However, I ran
into all sorts of problems using the combination of BB plug-in and Eclipse including breakpoints not working and stepping not working.
Eventually I had to resort to using the 4.7 JDE. It works like a charm and I've never looked back.
My $0.02 worth [smile].
06-23-2009 07:54 AM - edited 06-23-2009 07:55 AM
06-23-2009 08:59 AM
Holy cow, that was fast! As soon as I get home tonight I'm going to try all of that out - might even make a lunch break out of it
Thanks a million for posting possible solutions!!
06-23-2009 01:20 PM
LOL Don't forget to use alt-b to build your BB apps in Eclipse. If you don't, your apps will not be
downloaded to the simulator and you will not be able to run them. Also make sure you have
"Activate for Blackberry" checked when you right-click on the project. Good luck [smile].