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Specify the application settings for a BlackBerry application project

  1. In the Package Explorer view, right-click a BlackBerry application project and click Properties.
  2. In the Properties for pane, click BlackBerry Project.
  3. Click Application Descriptor.
  4. Click the Application tab.
  5. Specify the application settings.
  6. On the Eclipse toolbar, click Save.

Properties for application settings

Setting

Description

Title

Type a descriptive name for the project.

To create a keyboard shortcut for an application, add the Unicode underscore character (\u0332) after a letter in the title. For example, for the Hello World application, type H\u0332ello World. When the BlackBerry device user presses the H key on the Home screen of the BlackBerry device, the Hello World application starts. If multiple applications use the same keyboard shortcut, the application that appears first on the Home screen starts.

This setting is not available if the Application type is Library.

Version

Type the version number of the project. The default value is 1.0.0.

Vendor

Type the name of the company that owns the project.

Description

Type a description for the project.

Application type

Select one of the following application types:

  • BlackBerry Application: an application that uses BlackBerry and MIDP APIs
  • MIDlet: an application that uses only MIDP APIs
  • Library: a library that other applications depend on

The default setting is BlackBerry Application.

Name of main MIDlet class

Type the name of the class that extends

javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet

This field is available only if the Application type is MIDlet.

Application arguments

Specify the arguments to pass into the main() method of the application.

This field is available only if the Application type is BlackBerry Application.

Do not display the application icon on the BlackBerry home screen.

Select this setting to run the application in the background, without displaying an icon on the Home screen of the BlackBerry device.

This setting is not available if the Application type is Library.

Auto-run on startup

Select this setting to start the application automatically when the BlackBerry device starts.

This setting is not available if the Application type is MIDlet.

Applications that run automatically must be digitally signed by RIM to run on a BlackBerry device.

Startup tier

If the Auto-run on startup setting is selected, specify the priority in which the application is started, in relation to other applications.

For third-party applications, you can select tier 6 or 7 (other start-up tiers are reserved for BlackBerry Applications). The default setting is 7 (lowest priority).

This setting is not available if the Application type is MIDlet.

Application icons

Add the files for application icons from the project's resources or from a location external to the project.

To specify a rollover icon, select Rollover.

The number of application icons is limited to two.

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