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Posts: 124
Registered: ‎09-06-2010
My Device: Not Specified
Accepted Solution

EventLogger events not showing in Simulator Event Log

So, I've been more than a little frustrated with debugging Widget apps and decided to help myself out a little.


I created a Widget extension that logs to System.out and the BB EventLogger using:



public class Logger {

    public static final String APP_NAME = "AppName";
    public static final long GUID = 0xb50dd37e31148effL

    public static void enableLogging() {
        if (EventLogger.register(GUID, APP_NAME, EventLogger.VIEWER_STRING)) {
            out("Logger enabled.");
        else {
            out("EventLogger registration failed.");

     * Prints to System.out and Event Log (if enabled).
    public static void out(String msg) {
        String message = formatMessage(msg);

     * Prints to Event Log with ALWAYS_LOG level.
    public static void log(String msg) {
        logEvent(msg, EventLogger.ALWAYS_LOG);

    private static void logEvent(String msg, int level) {
        if (EventLogger.logEvent(GUID, msg.getBytes(), level)) {
            System.out.println("EventLogger.logEvent succeeded.");
        else {
            System.out.println("EventLogger.logEvent failed.");            


The Widget extension is working.  I can even log stuff from JavaScript:


somewhere in file.js:

Logger.log("this is from JavaScript!");


as seen by the Eclipse debug console:


AppName [2010-09-24 12:01:33.609]: Logger enabled.
EventLogger.logEvent succeeded.
AppName [2010-09-24 12:01:33.625]: this is from JavaScript!
EventLogger.logEvent succeeded.


RIDDLE ME THIS: WHY are the messages NOT being sent to the simulator Event Log!!!!!!!! (9550 or  9800 > Tools > Show Event Log does not show my messages.)


My frustration with BB is mounting.



Windows XP 32-bit

Eclipse Version: 3.5.2, Build id: M20100211-1343

BlackBerry Web Plug-in Version:

BlackBerry Java Plug-in Version:

BlackBerry Java SDK Version:
BlackBerry Widget SDK Version:

BlackBerry SmartPhone Simulator

Posts: 124
Registered: ‎09-06-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: EventLogger events not showing in Simulator Event Log

As a new BB developer, imagine my surprise when I found out that the BB EventLogger API and the BB simulator Event Log were completely unrelated.


It's like they're actually trying to confuse us.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-12-2011
My Device: bold
My Carrier: airtel

Re: EventLogger events not showing in Simulator Event Log

hmmm...same  here wasted my time Smiley Happy