07-01-2010 09:33 AM
07-01-2010 10:52 AM - last edited on 08-02-2010 07:47 AM by Andy
Welcome to forum Sir/Maam. You are a breath of fresh air to the forum, as i've seen posts that say they are leaving BB for Android , where as you are coming to the BB from the Android World
So, about the BrowserField, let me first of all tell you that the BrowserField does not render the pdf's as yet. It basically renders html decently though. Check this post of mine.
Here i've got links to a few BrowserField examples and i've got a snippet of a working BrowserField from the book Apress Advanced BlackBerry Development by Chris King . This is the basic sample from the book, there is one advanced sample as well. You can find the soft copy of the book online.
Plus, you might want to look into another good beginners book which goes by the name Beginning Blackberry Development by Anthony Rizk.
EDIT: Edited at users request
07-31-2010 01:38 PM
07-31-2010 01:56 PM
07-31-2010 02:06 PM
This Video tells you how it can be done in 4.6. The Browser is not as pretty as the standard Browser on the 4.6 device however. When you get to 5.0, you get the to access the same Browser.
07-31-2010 02:11 PM - edited 07-31-2010 02:12 PM
Yes, I am coming to BB... but I'm not sure to stay long: the development environment is horrible (very slow, very unstable, J2ME only, poor documentation of the API, etc.), the SDK (at least 4.6) is pretty poor (no button with images, background management, etc.) and old-fashioned, and BlackBerry phones/UI are ugly (almost like 10-years ago) . It is very very far from Android and iPhone. It seems that browser field is only available from 5.0 on
a good post about this situation... It just covers the development hurdles though:
It is a bit outdated now... BB got a simulator that does not have to be restarted recently which helps a lot in the development process and the plugin got much nicer (more Eclipse way) and much more stable as well.
It certainly does feel that RIM has improved the development practices a lot lately.
07-31-2010 02:21 PM
There Are 2 versions of The BrowserField API, BrowserField2, that is only 5.0 and up, and the older version BrowserField that is a lot heavier coding just to render HTML.
As for the picture in the button try the CustomButtonsDemo.
There are a lot of demos packaged with the JDE, or the plug-in for Eclipse, to help with mostly getting started, you just have to try them out and see what it is you need.