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It seems as if the smartphone revolution is upon us. Gone are the days where cell phones were simply used to make calls. Now, they can plan your life, allow you to stay in touch with loved ones, ensure that you’re always connected to all things work-related (which may or may not be a good thing), and give us directions to the nearest Thai restaurant, among other tasks. The leader of the smartphone pack can officially be declared the BlackBerry, which is well known for its addictive quality.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. How to Install the Blackberry Simulator and Visual Studio Plug-In
  2. BlackBerry Simulator
  3. New Web Development Enhancements
By: Joe eitel
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May 27, 2009

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The BlackBerry plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio (version 1.2) comes equipped with a wide array of new features. Here is a look at some of the most up-to-date enhancements:

Debugging

  • Support is available for debugging web projects with BlackBerry smartphone simulators

  • Setting Breakpoints on JavaScript code

  • Seamless integration into Locals and Watch Windows

Profiling

 

  • Visibility into the content of XMLHttpRequest requests and response data

  • Visibility into data traffic for web-based content, including elements such as images, CSS, JavaScript, HTML

  • Reporting on time-to-load for web-based content, including elements such as images, CSS, JavaScript, HTML

Simulator

 

  • BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone simulator now included as the default simulator for ASP.NET projects

  • Ability to install v1.2 alongside v1.1 to debug and simulate BlackBerry® MDS Runtime projects

As you can see, installing the BlackBerry simulator and the Microsoft Visual Studio plug-in is a piece of cake. And now that you better understand what BlackBerry has to offer, you can truly take advantage of its features to create powerful, engaging smartphone apps.  



 
 
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