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Archived:Form UI component assumes skin support (Known Issue)

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Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia N70, Nokia N90
Compatibility
Platform(s): S60 2nd Edition, FP3
S60 2nd Edition FP3
Article
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (13 Oct 2005)
Last edited: hamishwillee (21 Jun 2012)

Contents

Overview

The CAknForm UI component does not render correctly on S60 2nd Edition, FP3 devices if the application using it does not have skin support enabled.

Description

An application that runs on a S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3 or 3rd Edition device and uses forms (CAknForm) must have skin support enabled. Otherwise forms will be incorrectly rendered.
Skin support is enabled in the application UI class (derived from CAknAppUi) method ConstructL() by passing EAknEnableSkin flag to base class's constructor:

void CMyAppUi::ConstructL()
{
BaseConstructL(EAknEnableSkin);
..
}

Note that the form layout problem does not appear in applications running on the S60 2nd Edition, FP3 emulator.

How to reproduce

Compare the layout of a CAknForm on a device with and without the EAknEnableSkin flag in use.
This problem can be reproduced also with SDK example applications using the CAknForm class (e.g., Form, Popupfield examples).

Solution

(See detailed description).

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