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This example application demonstrates the basic use of LCDUI components. The example is meant for both designers and developers: designers get an impression of how the components actually look on the device and developers learn how to use the LCDUI UI components.
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Series 40 UI Component Demos

This Java ME application is a MIDlet suite consisting of demos that show how to use LCDUI components in Series 40 applications. The examples have been carefully built to accommodate to the device in use and they work in full touch, touch and type, and non-touch devices. The various examples are implemented as independent MIDlets.

The application allows designers to get an impression of how the components actually look like on different devices, and developers can see how the UI components are used in an application by examining the source code. The example also provides valuable information on how to develop a single application binary that can run on full touch, touch and type, and non-touch devices.

Version 2.1 adds various different CustomItem form component examples, a Keypad example, and a Menus example.

The MIDlet suite contains examples of the following components:

  • Lists, demonstrating various List types. In some lists custom implementation is used to provide improved support for softkeys and Action button 1.
  • Text, demonstrating TextField.
  • Dialogs, demonstrating different kinds of Alerts.
  • Canvas, demonstrating different ways of presenting the Canvas.
  • Form, demonstrating different Form items, including CustomItem components.
  • Categories, demonstrating the CategoryBar with different amounts of categories. In touch and type and non-touch devices, an additional view has been implemented to show categories instead of the category bar.
  • Ticker, demonstrating the Ticker item in Displayables.
  • Confirmation, demonstrating the confirmation process.
  • Empty content, demonstrating the ways to handle situations when a view does not have any real content yet.
  • Multiple items, demonstrating multiselection for positive selection or for deletion of items.
  • Zoom, demonstrating different ways of zooming images.
  • Add new, demonstrating how to generate and display new Form Items on the fly.
  • Interdependent, demonstrating how a Form can dynamically adjust itself based on user input.
  • Keypads, demonstrating different keypad layouts available for different text input needs.
  • Menus, demonstrating how to use context menus and action #2 menu items.

This example application demonstrates:

  • Different UI components and patterns that can be used in Series 40 devices.
  • How to accommodate different input methods in an application.

The application is hosted in Nokia Developer Projects:

1. Prerequisites

Java ME basics

2. Design considerations

This example application was created to demonstrate the UI components and does not have any actual engine implementation.

3. Known issues


4. Build and installation instructions

The example has been created with NetBeans 7.1.1, Nokia SDK for Java 2.0, Nokia SDK for Java 1.1, and Series 40 6th Edition SDK. The project can be easily opened in NetBeans by selecting Open Project from the File menu and selecting the application. Building is done by selecting Build Project from the Run menu.

Before opening the project, make sure the Nokia SDK for Java 2.0 and/or Nokia SDK for Java 1.1 and/or Series 40 6th Edition SDK is installed and added to NetBeans. Building is done by selecting Build main project.

To install the application on a mobile device, transfer the JAR file via Nokia Suite or Bluetooth.

To build the example with the Eclipse-based Nokia IDE, choose Import... from the File menu, choose Existing Projects into Workspace, then select the Series 40 UI Components Demo as the root directory and click Finish. Then run the example in the emulator by selecting Run As -> 1 Emulated Java ME JAD from the Run menu.

5. Running the example

When you start the example, the MIDlet Suite menu provided by the platform opens. Select the demo you want to see.

6. Compatibility

Most Series 40 full touch, touch and type, and non-touch devices.

Developed with:

  • NetBeans 7
  • Nokia SDK 2.0 for Java
  • Nokia SDK 1.1 for Java
  • Series 40 6th Edition SDK

Tested on:

  • Nokia Asha 305
  • Nokia Asha 311
  • Nokia X3-02
  • Nokia X2-00
  • Nokia C1-01
  • Nokia C3-00
  • Nokia 6212 Classic

7. Version history

  • 2.1 Additional CustomItem demos; Keypads and Menus examples.
  • 2.0 Additional and improved List demos; touch and type and nontouch support added.
  • 1.0 Initial release.
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