10-23-2008 08:35 AM - edited 10-23-2008 08:36 AM
I cant seem to get the development environment set up on Vista Ultimate 64 bit and visual studio 2008.
I've installed java (jdk-6u10-windows-x64.exe)
then the VS plug-in (VS_1_1_setup2008.exe)
I have successfully set this up on a 32 bit vista ultimate but on my work machines. on the 64 bit vista the services wont start and show in the control panel and the emulator doesn't start.
So i tried the non Visual Studio option
I installed the MDS and email services (BlackBerry_Email_MDS_4.1.4.exe)
and the storm simulator (BlackBerry_Simulators_184.108.40.206_9000.exe)
I run the MDS from the start menu, a cmd shows and disappears for a split second.
I run the emulator and it shows up but doesn’t properly load and file->close wont work, i have to kill the process to close it.
At this point I'm not finding much information on vista 64 bit and blackberry, I've been searching for a good while.
10-23-2008 01:51 PM
Please note that the BlackBerry development tools require a 32 bit version of the JDK. They do not support the 64 bit JDK.
Please install the 32 bit JDK for Vista, point your environment variables towards it and try the simulators again.
10-23-2008 02:02 PM
Hi Mark, thanks for getting back to me.
I have done that, the simulator does fire up however I don’t fully trust that its working correctly. I cant browse to local host from within the simulator, and file=>close wont shut it down. I have to kill the process. Also the visual studio plug-in isn’t working.
Again I have the full setup at home working fine on vista 32 bit.
Any ideas as to why the above may be occurring ?
10-24-2008 10:32 AM - edited 10-24-2008 10:34 AM
The MDS Simulator needs to be running in order to use the BlackBerry Browser in the BlackBerry Simulator. Are you now able to open the MDS Simulator (window remains open)?
Also note that you can not browse to localhost or 127.0.0.1. Instead, you should use your PC name or IP address of your PC to browser to a web server running locally.
We have heard of issues of the BlackBerry Simulator not closing for some users on 64 bit editions of Vista. We do not have a work around for it at this time. This should not impact how the simulator operates when it is running.
07-08-2009 02:53 PM
I am having the same issues with my Vista 64bit VS2008. Sounds like this download "32 bit JDK for Vista" will solve the issues. Could you please provide a link?
07-21-2009 10:07 PM
There are underlying pieces of the Visual Studio plug-in implementaion that do not natively support a 64-bit operating system. It is currently a system requirement to have a 32bit operating system for this tool.