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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-06-2013
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: none
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Playbook buttonEvent

Hey everyone,

i realy hope you can help me.


I am trying to write an app for my playbook and therefore i need to listen to an event from the hardwarebuttons.

I have read the API and couldn't find anything.

I tryed to use the function witch is described in the BB10 API but it didn't work, and i searched the web for an answere but it seems that no one exept me uses the hardwarebuttens of the playbook. (or at least no one has trouble with it)


It would be great getting a solution from you!


Greets Mel


PS: I am programming in c

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎02-23-2011
My Device: dev alpha playbook 9500 8300
My Carrier: uc

Re: Playbook buttonEvent

button.h is available in BB10 SDk , for BB10

searching button_request_events function.

playbook will upgrade to the lastest BB10 OS soon

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-06-2013
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: none

Re: Playbook buttonEvent

Am i wrong or are you telling me,

i have to wait till playbook is updated to bb10?

Cause i realy like to programm now and i dont want to wait for a change of the OS.

Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Playbook buttonEvent

BB10 is for the new BB phones to be released at the end of January.
BB10 is version 10 of the same OS that runs on the PlayBook (v2.1). Though they are the same OS, there are a lot of features and APIs that are different. After BB10 of phones is released, we expect to get the same OS for the PlayBook in a few months.

So today, there are things you can do in BB10/phones that you cannot do on BB2.1/tablet.