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Specify the build settings for a BlackBerry application project

  1. In the Package Explorer view, select a BlackBerry® application project.
  2. Right-click the project and click Properties.
  3. In the Properties for pane, select BlackBerry Project > Application Descriptor.
  4. Click the Build tab.
  5. Specify the build settings.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Click Yes.

Properties for build settings



Output file name

Specify the name of the .cod file that is generated when you package the project. If this field is empty, the project name is used.

Output folder

Specify the folder for the files that you create when you package a project.

Alias list

Repackage the existing API libraries into a new library project. Specify one or more libraries that this library project replaces, separated by semi-colons (;).

Preprocessor Directives

Add, delete, or change the directives that the preprocessor uses when it processes the Java® files for a project.

Output messages about what the compiler is doing

Select this setting to view detailed compiler information when you build a project.

Convert image files to .png

Select this setting to convert image files to .png format.

Create warning for no exported static routine: main(String[])

Select this setting to have the compiler issue a warning if main() is undefined.

Compress resources if significant space gain

Select this setting to compress the resource files.

Generate .alx file (Desktop deployment/BES Push)

Select this setting to create the application (.alx) files for distribution.

Desktop Manager deployment dependencies

Add, delete, or change the external .alx files that you want to include in your application. You can use this setting to include the applications that your project depends on that are not in the current workspace. The .alx files that you add are included in <requires id> tags in the .alx file that is generated for your project.

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