08-21-2010 09:01 PM
you can download the Widget SDK here
and finally, your BlackBerry Torch simulator
shameless plug, I host a widget development blog at www.jasonmace.com/blackberry featuring example projects and insight from my experiences.
08-22-2010 08:02 AM
For working with the 9800 you will have to apply the patch to the BlackBerry Widget SDK that can be found here:
This patch deals with performance corrections and will allow you to build your widget that will work both on v5.0 and BlackBerry 6
08-23-2010 07:19 AM
What you are seeing is correct. The patch for BlackBerry 6 will only work with the standalone SDK. Full integrated support with Eclipse will be available shortly.
You need to run the MDS and device simulator on their own and load the widget onto the device simulator from the "file" menu.
08-23-2010 08:25 AM
Currently, I'm using a batch file to compile and run my simulators...
CLS ::Remove old widget archive ECHO Y | DEL "C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Widget Packager\YourWidgetName.zip ::ZIP latest widget files and move to widget packager directory "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a "C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Widget Packager\YourWidgetName.zip" "C:\Users\Mace\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\MyWidget\MyWidget\*" ::Run the widget packager cd "C:\Program Files\Research in Motion\BlackBerry Widget Packager\" bbwp.exe YourWidgetName.zip CD "C:\BlackBerry sims\9800\" CALL 9800.bat
You'll need some modification to the above batch file... substitue in your widget name and your project folders.
Also, if you don't have 7zip installed, you'll need to change that line to whatever your archiving (zipping) program is.
Latestly, my simulator is not installed in the default folder, so you'll have to modify that as well to your own system needs.
08-25-2010 07:28 AM
Are you also running the MDS simulator? The MDS simulator provides connectivity to the Device simulators.
I know... a lot of moving parts... we are working on a way to minimize this
09-03-2010 09:46 AM
We have something bigger and better in the works