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07-23-2008 11:28 AM
If you are looking to do this accross all applications, then no, this is not possible.
This could be done for your own application. You could create a custon PopupScreen with the existing symbols, as well as your own that is displayed when the user presses the sym key. You'd need to capture when the sym key is pressed and display your own PopupScreen by overriding the keyDown method found in the Field or Screen classes.
07-23-2008 04:04 PM
Applications like Google Talk and Yahoo IM seem to be integrated into the existing framework for the SYM key. Did they create their own custom popup, or do they have access to some other mechanism that we 'lowly' developers do not have access to? When the SYM key is pressed in those applications, the SYM screen looks IDENTICAL to the global screen, except with their added symbols.
07-23-2008 04:08 PM
07-23-2008 10:23 PM
07-24-2008 04:45 AM
RIM really should reconsider this "closed" policy. Giving preference to some and not giving access to the entire developer community is not in everyone's best interest. Granted, for platform stability there has to be some limits, but in general if you want people to develop, you have to give them the tools to do so, and create a level playing field.
If developers are not able to deliver high-quality apps, developers will move elsewhere.
Just my 0.02 cents.