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Registered: ‎03-20-2012
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Creating application layout in native SDK.

I am beginer in Playbook development, and I want to use native SDK:


What best way to create application layout? 


For example, I want to create application with layout similar to Playbook Configurations.

How to create left, center panels, buttons, input elements, triggres?

Or how to add menu on top screen similar to menu in images viewer?


I read Native API, and i see only, how to create buttons on dialog. But how to add buton to window?


Maybe, better, when I will be use QT for this?


Can you recommend best practices for this.



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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: Creating application layout in native SDK.

You can use the NDK to create dialogs, but only because the dialog stuff is a service which runs outside of your app, with the GUI elements provided by the OS.


There is no UI framework with input elements, buttons, etc for the NDK yet.  Their intention is that these features will all be provided in the Cascades framework, which will build on top of Qt/QML.


For now, there's little more guidance one can give.  See my related post here http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Native-SDK-for-BlackBerry-Tablet/NDK-Roadmap-and-Target-Relea...

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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