07-23-2008 08:02 PM
I'm wondering if there's a way to invoke the Blackberry Attachment Service and passing it some Word document data (or a location) from within a java application. I'm guessing the Attachment Service is (currently) the only native Blackberry application that is able to display Word document files...
In short, I would like to be able to view (no need to edit) a Word document from an application I'm writing, and I would like to know what native application I can invoke to make this happen.
Any help would be much appreciated.
07-24-2008 10:12 AM - edited 11-20-2008 12:38 PM
There aren't any APIs in the BlackBerry API set that allow for viewing and editing Word documents.
Version 4.5.0 of BlackBerry handheld software includes Documents To Go by DataViz Inc., which does allow a user to view and edit local Word documents. These can be leveraged by using JSR 211 Content Handler APIs. Have a look at the chapidemo included with the version 4.5.0 BlackBerry JDE for an example.
11-07-2008 05:36 AM
Let me just try to understand this issue with respect to ASP .NET development as well. I've developed a .aspx page that would display Word/Excel document in the regular IE/Firefox browser. However, when I attempted to access the .aspx page from Blackberry browser, I'm getting HTTP 503 error.
Is this due to that fact that Blackberry browser can not 'launch' the Word/Excel viewer(Documents To Go) automatically? Is there any way that I can mimic the behavior of a 'regular' IE/Firefox browser?
11-12-2008 02:54 PM