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Making the List look Cool

Deepan Devadasan
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Joined: Jan 25, 2007
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Hi Folks...

The conventional List in J2ME is not so cool looking....

Does anyone know about any available (except j2mepolish-which doesnt compile correctly) libraries...

How about any Nokia API - as i am solely targeting a Nokia Phone...

please advice me on this dilemma...


Thanks in advance....


Theepan Thevathasan
SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCMAD 1.0 SCBCD 1.3, MCP(.Net Frm 2.0 App Dev Fdn)
Rashid Mayes
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Joined: Jan 11, 2006
Posts: 160
You can have a look at http://www.tricastmedia.com/v1/twuik.php

It looks promising. I am not sure about the pricing.

You can also use the low level graphics API to create your own. Once you model the scrolling behavior, everything else will fall into place.


Rashid Mayes
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Deepan Devadasan
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Joined: Jan 25, 2007
Posts: 226
today only i was able to find about it...
it is going to be costly i suppose... but looks really cool..

if there is something like kAWT, that is there for the Palms...it will be awesome....

With the low level Canvas/GameCanvas, i am wondering about how to put say menuitems that can clicked on with the keys....

Can we use something like collision detection for this....

thanks in advance
Rashid Mayes
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Joined: Jan 11, 2006
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When using the low level graphics API you can capture the keys events. When the user select FIRE you can process a selection event. You will need to build login for 'focus' and 'selected' widget states.

http://java.sun.com has example for building UIs with the low level API. In addition there are some really good examples around the web.

I use a standard list component (widget) to create custom UIS. Here are some examples using a single codebase.

List of folder components:

http://mobox.cliqcafe.com/files/1439/rim-5.jpg

List of checkbox and link widgets

http://mobox.cliqcafe.com/files/1438/rim-4.jpg

List of text lines

http://worlddeveloper.org/files/2379/Screenshot0608.jpg


Other examples

http://worlddeveloper.org/files/2388/Screenshot0519.jpg
http://worlddeveloper.org/files/2851/Untitled-5.jpg
http://worlddeveloper.org/files/1876/Screenshot0222.jpg
http://worlddeveloper.org/files/2854/Untitled-2.jpg
 
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