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Invalid webworks archive



I am trying to run the BBWP app to package my app and I am getting the following error:


invalid webworks archive - failed to find config.xml


i wrote the program in visual basic and I am not sure what to do at this point



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Re: Invalid webworks archive

I'm not sure what you are referring to by writing the app in Visual Basic.. do you mean visual studio?  


Are you building with the WebWorks SDK for PlayBook or for Smartphones?


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Re: Invalid webworks archive

Hey Joshselburg,


You may be a little confused as to what Webworks is, WebWorks packages HTML 5 applications as a native app on RIM devices. Visual Basic and VB script are not part of the HTML 5 specification and are only Microsoft technologies. WebWorks applications need to developed in HTML, CSS, and JS files.


If you have infact developed the application in Javascript rather than Visual Basic then you need to put each of the files into a .zip along with a config.xml file.


More information is available here: 



And a sample application is available here:





- Ryan