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Registered: ‎01-13-2011
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A few questions about the xml file

Hi,

 

I havent released anything for a while and was wondering about a few things.

 

There used to be a blackberry-tablet.xml and now it's a bar-descriptor.xml, is that right?

 

In the bar descriptor I have, author, author id, category, icon, splashscreen, build id and permissions. Is that all I need?

 

What categories are their these days? Core.what?

 

What is a build ID?

 

Can you change the render mode in the xml for a playbook? I usually use gpu on other devices. Will this work on the playbook?

 

What size icons do I need, is it still just 86px?

 

Thanks for your help!

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Registered: ‎12-29-2010
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Re: A few questions about the xml file

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A search for bar-descriptor.xml using the search box on the main dev portal page at

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/

 

takes me to detailed descriptions under the native SDK micro-site.  Perhaps you

were looking just under the AIR SDK micro-site (the xml file docs don't seem to be

cross-linked there).  RIM dev folks - it might be a good idea to at least link to the xml

file docs from under the AIR SDK micro-site.

 

Here's the first hit for the search I did:

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/native/beta/documentation/com.qnx.doc.ide.userguide/topic/capabilit...

 

and you can drill down from there to answer most if not all of your questions.

 

You can also drill down into the example bar-descriptor.xml files in the example apps, e.g.

 

From https://developer.blackberry.com/air/beta/sampleapps/ you can click through to:

 

https://github.com/blackberry/Samples-for-AIR/blob/bb10/starshipsettings/bin/bar-descriptor.xml