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Trivial example how to invoke email composer



I'm going to add button with "Provide feedback" function into my app and I didn't found sample code how to invoke Email Composer with prefilled email address and subject.


I guess it needs to be done by https://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/reference/bb__system__invokemanager.html but it is a bit difficult to test it if there is no email client in current version of Dev Alpha.


I believe that such a code snippet could be useful for other developers too.




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Re: Trivial example how to invoke email composer

hopefully Beta 4 will include an email client


I know that the InvocationFramework-team is working on better documentation and let us know aboput all the needed target id's provided by system applications

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Registered: ‎11-22-2011
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Re: Trivial example how to invoke email composer

Unfortunally in the Beta 4 documentation are no examples about how to invoke the email app. Currently there are some informations about other core apps, but email is still missing.

I need it for one of my apps too, so i have no idea what to do now.


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Registered: ‎11-22-2011
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Re: Trivial example how to invoke email composer

Just read a recent tweet from Shadid Haque (RIM) where someone asked:

"Do you have any samples on invocation for email/pim on Cascades by any chance? Thanks!"

and he answered  :

"Unfortunately, not yet. Will have one once the parameters are finalized for all the pim apps"

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Registered: ‎10-27-2010
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Re: Trivial example how to invoke email composer

Where are you seeing documentation on any of the core app for invocation?

RIM really needs to have a separate forum for invocation.
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Re: Trivial example how to invoke email composer

There's some here http://developer.blackberry.com/native/beta/documentation/app_integration.html and more under the new section here https://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/documentation/device_platform/invocation/index.html

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