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dbigham
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Application Menus

The following page talks about the "Application menu":

 

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverables/41577/menus.jsp

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverables/41577/application_menus.jsp

 

But the learning page for menus doesn't seem to mention the application menu, or how to add one to your app:

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/documentation/ui/navigation/menus.html

 

So the question is: How can a menu be added to an application?

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peter9477
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Re: Application Menus

Would just sliding a new Container on top of things (higher z order) not do the trick? In QtQuick you could just use a Rectangle, which in this case appears to amount to the same thing. Other controls would go within that item.

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gperry
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Re: Application Menus

Application menus are for infrequent actions and can be hooked into the swipeDown signal - check out the swipeDown signal documentation for more details.

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/reference/bb__application.html#swipedown

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Megha_9_dec
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Re: Application Menus

Hi, By default the Application Menu is set disabled. So if you want to use it you need to enable it using setMenu method of Application class. bb::cascades::Application::setMenu(menu); 

 

Here I'm providing you the code. May help you.

 

#include <bb/cascades/Menu>

#include <bb/cascades/ActionItem>

#include <bb/cascades/HelpActionItem>
#include <bb/cascades/SettingsActionItem>

#include <bb/cascades/Image>

 

// inside application constuctor..

{

Menu* menu;

 

ActionItem* aItem1 = ActionItem::create().title("User Guide").image(Image(QUrl("asset:///images/userguide_icn.png")));


ActionItem* aItem2 = ActionItem::create().title("Phone Height").image(Image(QUrl("asset:///images/phone_height.png")));


ActionItem* aItem3 = ActionItem::create().title("Calibrate").image(Image(QUrl("asset:///images/calibrate_icn.png")));


ActionItem* aItem4 = ActionItem::create().title("Photo Library").image(Image(QUrl("asset:///images/photogallery_icn.png")));


ActionItem* aItem5 = ActionItem::create().title("Settings").image(Image(QUrl("asset:///images/settings_icn.png")));

 

// HelpActionItem *pHelpAI = HelpActionItem::create();
// SettingsActionItem *pSettingsAI = SettingsActionItem::create();

 

QObject::connect(aItem1, SIGNAL(triggered()), this,SLOT(handleAction1()));

menu = Menu::create().addAction(aItem1).addAction(aItem2).addAction(aItem3).addAction( 
aItem4).addAction(aItem5);


bb::cascades::Application::setMenu(menu); // this might be missing in your code

}

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