Tutorial: Flex for the BlackBerry PlayBook in 90 Minutes

My new “Flex for the BlackBerry PlayBook in 90 Minutes” tutorial is now live on the BlackBerry Developer Site.

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  • Nicolas

    hi! im tryng to do this tutorial but I get the folowing error the firts time I try to compile it

    [RPC Fault faultString=”HTTP request error” faultCode=”Server.Error.Request” faultDetail=”Error: [IOErrorEvent type=”ioError” bubbles=false cancelable=false eventPhase=2 text=”Error #2032: Stream Error. URL: app:/assets/employees.xml” errorID=2032]. URL: assets/employees.xml”]
    at mx.rpc::AbstractInvoker/http://www.adobe.com/2006/flex/mx/internal::faultHandler()[E:\dev\hero_private_beta\frameworks\projects\rpc\src\mx\rpc\AbstractInvoker.as:345]
    at mx.rpc::Responder/fault()[E:\dev\hero_private_beta\frameworks\projects\rpc\src\mx\rpc\Responder.as:68]
    at mx.rpc::AsyncRequest/fault()[E:\dev\hero_private_beta\frameworks\projects\rpc\src\mx\rpc\AsyncRequest.as:113]
    at DirectHTTPMessageResponder/errorHandler()[E:\dev\hero_private_beta\frameworks\projects\rpc\src\mx\messaging\channels\DirectHTTPChannel.as:410]
    at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction()
    at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent()
    at flash.net::URLLoader/onComplete()

  • Nick

    Hi, I tried your tutorial but I ran into a problem when I deploy the application.

    For all the titles and texts in my program, it cuts off the names of the employees. For example in your screenshots all the titles and names are full sized, but when I run my program it cuts off my names into “James Ki…” etc I have no idea how to fix this problem. Please Advise! Thanks!

    Is there some setting or some specific Tag I should add?

  • Joe

    Here’s an issue I encountered that I hope you can help with: I was going through this tutorial and simultaneously testing in the BB simulator and an Android phone through USB Debugging. Everything was great and I was very excited (write once, play anywhere and all) until Step 3: Removing the Home Button in EmployeeDirectoryHome. At this point I ran the application in the simulator and the home button was still there. I ran it on my phone…still there. I unplugged the phone and uninstalled the application, plugged in and ran it again…home button still there. Furthermore, the contacts load without pressing the search icon, so the changes from the previous step didn’t propagate either. Do you have any idea where this cached version is coming from and how to clear it?

  • Joe

    @Nick
    I am testing in both the simulator, on the desktop, and an Android phone through USB Debugging. In the simulator, I have the same truncation issue that you describe. Everywhere else, however, the labels render correctly. I assumed it must be a bug in the simulator.

  • Joe

    I resolved the issue with the cached versions by doing a number of things. Any one of them or a combination worked. On the phone I cleared the cache before uninstalling; the next time I ran it, the correct version played. For the simulator, I restarted Flash Builder, went into Run Configurations, checked Clear application data on each launch, clicked Apply (that was important; running without clicking Apply didn’t do it). Et voilà.

  • Randy Johnson

    Hi Chistophe,
    I am an avid follower of your VERY helpful Flex posts and tutorials! I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to review a sample UI for a web-based business application at: http://www.cas-pia.de/en/try.html (access it by selecting ‘Access as a Guest’). The interface was developed using the Google Web Toolkit, but I would like your opinion on the feasability of developing something like this using Flex.

    Thank you

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  • Erectus

    hi Christophe

    Could you help me please. I am trying to execute an example I have found on this book : Beginning Java and Flex- Migrating Java, Spring, Hibernate, and Maven Developers to Adobe Flex.

    I am trying in vain to make work the chapter 10 examples. It’s a Server and Client with blazeds. Each one is in a project. the server one is a maven project(spirng, hibernate) and the client one is a flex.
    the database is mysql (root/)

    You can download it here:

    https://filippodipisa.svn.cvsdude.com/apress_flexjava/archive/. (Username: apressapress,
    Password: FlexAndJava).

    thanks a lot..

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  • Brett Chandler

    I’m wondering if the latest BB SDK breaks this tutorial?

    I went to build the new project as a Flex Mobile project, and when I got to the Mobile Settings page in the wizard it only gave Android as a platform option…

  • Lily

    THANK U FOR your writing!!!!!!!!I AM the big FAN of BlackBerry PlayBook. IN this WORLD, there r so many people get crazzied by the APPLE! But I JUST like BB Playbook only.

  • I am having great interest in mobile app development of blackberry. Is there any book or website which help me to learn blackberry development. Thank you.

  • Really guys, Nice Article and its very important for me because I am a new in Mobile Application Development and your others blog Posts really help me, Pls share another article on a new Tech of Blackberry Playbook Development. Thanks a lot…

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