04-22-2010 09:28 PM
I am trying to leverage the BrowserField class in 4.7 in Eclipse, but the class cannot be found. I have the net.rim.device.api.browser.field package, but it does not contain this class. I see the .field2 package in 5.0 and can successfully see BrowserField, but cannot in 4.7. Any ideas?
04-22-2010 09:47 PM
BrowserField is just one of many classes that are new to 5.0 and not available in earlier versions. I don't know if you can find an equivalent custom field floating around somewhere on the net.
04-22-2010 09:51 PM
Thanks for your response. It seemed like people had been referencing it in earlier versions, but I guess I was wrong. Does anyone else know if anything like this can be utilized in earlier versions?
04-23-2010 07:25 AM
People referred to a BrowserField in pre OS 5.0, however this Field was never created by the application so there is no BrowserField class. In OS 5.0, RIM introduced a class called BrowserField, but called it BrowserField2 to make sure people understood that it was not the same as the original.
There is quite a good video that explains this Field and how to use it.
I find it about the same in terms of complexity as BrowserField2, but the rendering in BrowserField 2 is better. So if you are doing only OS 5.0 devices, then use BrowserField. If not, then the original Browser processing will still work on OS 5.0, so you can develop once and use it everywhere, just that the look of the screens will be different to the native Browser.