03-10-2009 08:36 PM
I've been playing with the PopupScreen control and am interested in knowing I could reproduce a similar look (see image below).
I've already started with the PasswordPopupScreen example provided by blackberry. It got me on the right track, but I'm a bit lost with how to style the input controls to look as slick as flickr's.
For example, hosting just a RichTextField works, but its bulk and does not have the nice look and feel of the Title input feel seen below. Is this just a modified version of RichTextField or is an entirely different control?
So please, any tips, code or pointers would be much appreciated.
03-11-2009 04:24 AM
03-11-2009 08:22 AM
GUI's are not exactly my thing but I was debating about doing something like this
with just a raw bitmap and writing/placing everything by hand. Curious to know what
limitations or issues there may be with this, esp anything with storm. I guess if you
want to preserve your app look-and-feel it may be easier this way as I have had some
possible problems ( they are problems for me since I didnt know how to fix them )
with even simple components on a few different simulators.
03-11-2009 10:04 AM
Thanks for your comments, very helpful! A few follow up question:
1. EditField with white text and border
> - an editfield with a custom drawing for "under the sun".
What do you (or anyone) recommend for me to start exploring custom drawing for EditField. Even just something simple like 1) a white background adn 2) a thin border.
2. ObjectChoiceField and visulizing a drop down list
> - objectchoicefields for the rest
In playing with objectchoicefield, the base implementation is pretty generic, It does not even seem to visualize a drop down of items.Is there a flag that I should set, below if the code I'm using for a popup:
sh","deepak"}; ObjectChoiceField choice = new ObjectChoiceField("Choices", roseindia, 0, Field.HIGHLIGHT_SELECT); add(choice);
3. Dropdown Arrow Elements
Also i notice a little dropdown element next a majority of controls (especially the hide/show container "More Details". Is this arrow a native UI element that I can display, or is this something custom.