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reading theme files

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Hi all.

 

Is there any way to read cod://net_rim_theme_precision_zen_360x480_t/activecallscreen_l.pme as a file ? 

I need to access that theme's data (not the activecallscreen itself) 

 

Is there a way to access it through file system ?

 

 Edit: I just noticed I used completely wrong title. It could trick the reader into thinking this thread is about cod files as in output .cod files.

It is not. I mistakenly used that title. Sorry.

Message Edited by myraddin on 06-02-2009 08:12 AM


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Re: reading theme files

You can open pme and pmb files in Plazmic Composer, which is included with the Plazmic CDK.
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Re: reading theme files

Thank you for the reply, but I was rather thinking of an Application access to those files.

 

I saw once in a debugger a reference to the mentioned 'cod://...' theme data path.

 

So I wondered, if maybe an application can access that data.

 

I am looking forward to reusing theme data for my apps since I always try to make them look as native as posible.

(for instance if I want to present the User with conversation cost list, wouldn't it be great if I could reuse current theme's call icons (missed call, recieved call,. etc.)?

 

And since Plazmic already gives such power to the User to create/use his favorite theme, why not give some amount of control to the Developers?

 

The Users and Developers (as you might already know) make a hell of a team Smiley Wink

In this case we just need a little push from RIM

 

If we get access to the theme data (packed or not) I am sure we will make better native-looking apps. A three way gain for RIM, Users and Developers.

 

KR

 

Myraddin

 

 



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