05-15-2012 10:44 PM
I'm an experienced software developer. Bought a playbook cause the price was right and thought it was a slick system. But wow, am I missing something important getting started. I've never been a fan of Eclipse, but I've got the
QNX® Momentics IDE running and building the examples to the playbook. Why is everything at such a low level? Where are all the graphical tools and API's? Sprites, menus, radio boxes, there's not even a built in dialog box. I want to use C++, what are my choices? The web sites seem to be pointing me at AIR. Is that what people use? A 3rd party kit?
05-15-2012 11:09 PM
05-16-2012 07:50 AM
I dont believe cascades is supported on the playbook yet.
You can use Qt Creator and use the Qt widgets or qml to build your ui and develop for the playbook, thats what I do as I also dislike eclipse.
I ported over the symbian qml components for the playbook that are posted up on here somewhere too.... They work fine and look OK too...
See here for some more info: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Native-Deve
05-18-2012 08:35 PM
Wow, this is very disappointing. I've been impressed with the playbook hardware and the OS, plus wanted to support a canadian company. Too bad the tools are so poor. I don't want to have to !@#$ around to install third party tools, I expect them to work. If you want to see what I mean, install the microsoft visual studio for windows mobile. That's how it should work. RIM management should be ashamed. Bad planning.