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- Kevin Michaluk, Founder, CrackBerry.com
07-14-2010 01:38 PM
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!
07-14-2010 02:15 PM
Basically when you downloaded the Widget SDK (Eclipse that includes already the tools) and an Emulator you can already start I would recommend you to look some videos for the beginning. It helped me a lot to get thinks started.
07-14-2010 03:03 PM
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!
07-14-2010 04:04 PM - edited 07-14-2010 04:07 PM
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:
Once it's installed into Eclipse, there's a video here:
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).
The other option would be to download Eclipse with the Web Plug-in already installed from here:
And then follow the steps in the first video above.
Hope this helps!
07-14-2010 04:13 PM
yeah here the link for the easiest way to get the software and tools: