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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-14-2010
My Device: Not Specified

How do I start developing a widget?

Hey, I have installed this eclipse 3.6 program and downloaded a bunch of things, a Blackberry Widget SDK and also this Blackberry web Development build... I have no idea how to get everything in the right spot so that I can start actually developing a widget.

 

My question isnt really 'how can i make a widget' its more how do I set up eclipse (or whatever) so that I can even start!

Developer
Posts: 172
Registered: ‎05-01-2010
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: O2

Re: How do I start developing a widget?

Basically when you downloaded the Widget SDK (Eclipse that includes already the tools) and an Emulator you can already start Smiley Wink I would recommend you to look some videos for the beginning. It helped me a lot to get thinks started.



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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-14-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: How do I start developing a widget?

I have something called Blackberry Widget Packager installed, just not sure how to run it... there is a bbwp.exe and FledgeHook.exe in my Program Files but neither seem to want to run. Is that what I should be using?

 

Thanks for the help!

Retired
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎08-07-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: How do I start developing a widget?

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Hi ryanhc,

 

The widget SDK is the command line tool to compile widgets.

To get the SDK installed into Eclipse, you can follow the steps outlined here:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/browserdev/eclipseupdate.jsp

 

Once it's installed into Eclipse, there's a video here:

http://www.blackberry.com/DevMediaLibrary/view.do?name=widgetBlackBerrywebdevelopmentplug-inEclipse

 

which walks you through the steps to create a Widget in Eclipse.

 

If you'd like to use the command line tool, here's a video which walks through how to do it (the video uses Visual Studio as the IDE, but the steps are the same for compiling widgets).

http://www.blackberry.com/DevMediaLibrary/view.do?name=BlackBerrywidgetpackager

 

The other option would be to download Eclipse with the Web Plug-in already installed from here:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/browserdev/eclipseplugin.jsp

 

And then follow the steps in the first video above.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Prosanta

Developer
Posts: 172
Registered: ‎05-01-2010
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: O2

Re: How do I start developing a widget?

yeah here the link for the easiest way to get the software and tools:

 

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/browserdev/widgetsdk.jsp

 

 

 

 



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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎06-19-2010
My Device: 0000

Re: How do I start developing a widget?

hi,

 

i dont think that plugins work on eclipse 3.6 yet, you need 3.4/3.5

 

best regards