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    Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    In the document "Introduction to S60 UI Components" it describes a "Wait Note" in Figure 33 on that document.

    Is this Wait Note supported in Java? Or is it only a C++ thing?

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    Hi fsukhu,

    "Is this Wait Note supported in Java? Or is it only a C++ thing?
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    AFAIK it's just for C++. MIDP high-level UI API does not include such a component.

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    Juarez Alvares Barbosa Junior - Brazil

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    Thanks Juarezj for the response. You are confirming my fears.

    It is a bit disappointing to me. How can one build a decent product using Java if there is not a good support for the language? (rhetorical question).

    Cheers,
    Frank

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    I know you asked a rhetorical question, but...
    "How can one build a decent product using Java if there is not a good support for the language?"

    Yes, MIDP's UI portion does not provide you direct access to the native UI elements but it has high-level UI classes which can be used to build similar thingies. In this case Gauge could be used.

    Hartti

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    Quote Originally Posted by hartti
    I know you asked a rhetorical question, but...
    "How can one build a decent product using Java if there is not a good support for the language?"

    Yes, MIDP's UI portion does not provide you direct access to the native UI elements but it has high-level UI classes which can be used to build similar thingies. In this case Gauge could be used.

    Hartti
    Maybe I don't know enough to about the Java UI support to speak with authority so I apologize in advance if my impression about the UI support is wrong.

    I feel that there is only minimal widget support in the Java MIDP UI - a few basic things like List, Gauge, TextField, ChoiceGroup and a few more BUT there is nothing like the rich set of widgets described in the "Introduction to S60 UI Components" document and supported in the C++ environment (I assume).

    Yes I can kludge something together from the small set of Java supported widgets but it will look odd and cumbersome when compared to the much "slicker" widgets that are used traditionally.

    I would like my product to be indistinguishable in look and feel from any other professional product that runs on the phone. I think this a tough requirement to satisfy with the existing set of Java supported widgets.

    Please set me straight if I am wrong - in this case, I would really like to be wrong.

    Cheers,
    Frank

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    Hi fsukhu,

    "I would like my product to be indistinguishable in look and feel from any other professional product that runs on the phone."
    Well, I've worked for a client where He had the same requirements and we've developed the application using Canvas and a good set of PNGs (MIDP low-level API), so I think you can follow the same path. Note that everything will be up to you (traversal, key handling, drawing, etc) but the overall result may be excelent.

    Anyway, note that if using the MIDP high-level interface you can write your own customs components as well, check the article below:

    Customizing Forms With CustomItems
    http://developers.sun.com/techtopics...ems/index.html

    Hope this helps
    Juarez Alvares Barbosa Junior - Brazil

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    Hi juarezjunior,

    Thanks so much for your post. It helps a lot to know that you have done what I want - it gives me confidence that I am not going down a dead end.

    Thanks also for the link you provided - most helpful.

    Regards,
    Frank

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    Hi fsukhu,

    You're welcome, glad to know you liked my support

    Best,
    Juarez Alvares Barbosa Junior - Brazil

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    Re: Is there a "Wait Note" equivalent in Java

    Just to add what Hartti and Juarez said, If you are talking about the Please Wait (waiting screen) animation, we already had a similar discussion earlier
    http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/fo...64&postcount=2

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