Developing Software for Symbian OS: An Introduction to by Steve Babin

By Steve Babin

The final aim of this ebook is to supply introductory assurance of Symbian OS and get builders who've very little wisdom of Symbian OS constructing as quick as attainable.

  • A transparent and concise textual content on how Symbian OS structure works and the center programming options and ideas had to be an outstanding, efficient Symbian programmer
  • Shows how Symbian OS structure and programming compares with different cellular working platforms (to support transition and for greater understanding)
  • Provides a number of examples and additional descriptions for parts so much tough for brand spanking new programmers who're unusual to the original OS architecture
  • Contains many counsel and strategies documented simply, up till now, by scattered white papers and newsgroup threads
  • Describes many information of internal operations of Symbian OS, focusing particularly on these had to turn into a reliable programmer

The booklet will disguise improvement starting from low-level process programming to finish consumer GUI purposes. It additionally covers the improvement and packaging instruments, in addition to supplying a few unique reference and examples for key APIs.

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Linux is not likely to dominate the smartphone market any time soon, but there are smartphones being released for it and it is likely to be popular in some geographical areas, such as Asia. Motorola is a notable supporter of Linux and has released the A760 smartphone based on this OS. 2 Symbian OS Quick Start This chapter provides a quick start guide for setting up your Symbian OS development environment, as well as walking through, building and running an example program. If you already have your environment set up and have built Symbian OS software before, then you may be able to skip this chapter.

2 Overview of SimpleEx This section presents an example GUI application called SimpleEx. When launched, the example displays the text ‘Simple Example’ in the center of the window. ’). The menu is slightly different on each platform due to user interface differences. In 32 SYMBIAN OS QUICK START the case of Series 80, a softkey is defined to display the dialog, in addition to the menu item, to demonstrate the use of softkeys on that platform. 3 1. Create the application header (h) file. 2. Create the resource (rss file) and resource command header (hrh) files.

C:\Symbian\UIQ_21): C:\>cd \Symbian\UIQ_21\UIQExamples Type dir and you will see a list of folders containing examples. Change directory to HelloWorld to build the Hello World program: C:\Symbian\UIQ_21\UIQExamples>cd HelloWorld C:\Symbian\UIQ_21\UIQExamples\HelloWorld> To compile the sample, type the following at the command prompt: C:\Symbian\UIQ_21\UIQExamples\HelloWorld>bldmake BLDFILE C:\Symbian\UIQ_21\UIQExamples\HelloWorld>abld build wins After the compilation completes, type epoc to start the emulator and run the application.

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