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Revision as of 14:21, 21 January 2010


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Devices(s): Nokia N95 8GB
Keywords: javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet, javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet.platformRequest()
Created: (14 May 2008)
Last edited: tanjaluodes (21 Jan 2010)


This snippet demonstrates how to make a phone call by using a platform request. The MIDlet constructs a menu item through which the user can call the specified number. After the platform request has been made, the user is prompted whether he or she wants to make a voice call, a video call, or an Internet call.


import javax.microedition.io.ConnectionNotFoundException;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Command;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.CommandListener;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Display;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Displayable;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.Form;
import javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet;
public class ExampleMIDlet extends MIDlet implements CommandListener {
private Command callCommand;
private Command exitCommand;
private Form mainForm;
// The phone number to call
private final String PHONE_NUMBER = "0700123123";
* Constructor. Constructs the object and initializes displayables.

public ExampleMIDlet() {
mainForm = new Form("ExampleMIDlet");
callCommand = new Command("Call", Command.SCREEN, 0);
exitCommand = new Command("Exit", Command.EXIT, 0);
* Calls the specified number.

private void call(String number) {
try {
platformRequest("tel:" + number);
} catch (ConnectionNotFoundException ex) {
// TODO: Exception handling
* Called when the MIDlet is started.

public void startApp() {
// Other inherited methods omitted for brevity
// ...
* From CommandListener.
* Called by the system to indicate that a command has been invoked on a
* particular displayable.
* @param command the command that was invoked
* @param displayable the displayable where the command was invoked

public void commandAction(Command command, Displayable displayable) {
if (command == callCommand) {
} else if (command == exitCommand) {
// Exit the MIDlet


The user can select Call to call the specified number. He or she may also select whether the call should be a voice call, a video call, or an Internet call.

See also

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