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Appearance of dialogs

On the release notes page for beta 2:

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/download/releasenotes/

 

... it shows an image of a "FIRE ALARM!" dialog.

 

However, when I make use of the SystemDialog class on my dev alpha, I get an old PlayBook-style dialog box appearing.

 

What's the story here?  Is the screenshot on the release notes page what the SystemDialog is supposed to look like?

 

Daniel

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Re: Appearance of dialogs

I doubt that's a SystemDialog. The system ones can't be skinned or modified as they're provided by a separate service running outside of the context of the app, and the caption on that clearly reads "A custom dialog".

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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Registered: ‎04-01-2009
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Re: Appearance of dialogs

Ok, right, that makes sense.

 

So am I then lead to believe that BB10 confirmation dialogs have a crustry gray PlayBook style UI with buttons that aren't large enough, etc?

 

As a comparison, the BB10 AIR SDK definitely has a unique visual style, so this would be very surprising to find out that the native SDK doesn't follow suit.

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Re: Appearance of dialogs

No, I'm quite certain that the system dialogs will be updated in BB10 with a new look and feel. The fact that the Dev Alpha has the PB ones is just a reflection of the fact that the Dev Alpha has effectively none of the new UI features which will be on the real thing.

Although I haven't heard advice from RIM either way, I'd recommend you just ignore their appearance, and count on a future update (maybe even the end-of-September R8 update) to make them look like you'd hope they would.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!