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Getting started

Introduction to LWUIT

The Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) is a lightweight widget library inspired by Swing but designed for constrained devices, such as mobile phones. The LWUIT library is strictly a widget UI library and does not try to abstract the underlying system services such as networking or storage. The LWUIT implementation is the foundation of LWUIT and its portability. For more information, see: Introduction to LWUIT.

System requirements

Any relatively recent version of Windows should work. These instructions have been tested on 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise. The same prerequisites apply as with ordinary Java ME development on Nokia devices. For more information, see:

Integrated development environment for LWUIT

MIDlets using LWUIT are best developed for Nokia devices using Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). For more information, see:

Demo MIDlet for LWUIT

Learn to use LWUIT components in a MIDlet that displays names from the Phonebook using the JSR-75 PIM API. The tutorial here focuses on how the LWUIT UI components and features are used to build the UI of the MIDlet. For a step by step instructions to create the demo MIDlet, see: Creating a demo MIDlet using LWUIT — ContactBookDemo.


Last updated 24 June 2013

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