J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

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J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:10 AM

Hi guys,

I am an amateur J2ME Programmer and would like to know if there are GUI designing tools for J2ME Apps ?

Suggest me an IDE/Editor/etc for J2ME Development that allows to design Forms,Canvas,TextField and all GUI Components for J2ME Apps like the NETBEANS that allows to design GUI for JavaSE ???

Name of IDE/Editors/Tools and links for downloads would be great.

Thanx.

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Re: J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:48 AM

I believe NetBeans offers a similar option for J2ME, but I advocate against using GUI Builders in Java because they produce so much excess code in a manner that makes it impossible for humans to maintain. It's decent for prototyping designs, but that's it. There are plenty of posts on this in the Java forum, if you want to check them out.
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Re: J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:03 AM

Didn't you try installing the Net-beans Mobility Pack ?

http://netbeans.org/features/javame/
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Re: J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:03 PM

Click File->New File and choose either Visual MIDlet or Visual Design in the Netbeans IDE.
Use version 6.7 or later.

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Re: J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:33 AM

View Postborn2c0de, on 17 August 2010 - 10:03 PM, said:

Click File->New File and choose either Visual MIDlet or Visual Design in the Netbeans IDE.
Use version 6.7 or later.



Till now i have used Eclipse IDE. Is this GUI Designing feature available in Eclipse IDE (either DIRECTLY or through PLUGINS,etc. ) ?

Also I even have Netbeans v6.7 setup, however I prefer Eclipse as it is less resource-hogging than Netbeans.

Thanx.

View PostCrunch, on 17 August 2010 - 09:03 AM, said:

Didn't you try installing the Net-beans Mobility Pack ?

http://netbeans.org/features/javame/



Thanks. Now I will surely try using Netbeans with Mobility Pack.

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I believe NetBeans offers a similar option for J2ME, but I advocate against using GUI Builders in Java because they produce so much excess code in a manner that makes it impossible for humans to maintain. It's decent for prototyping designs, but that's it. There are plenty of posts on this in the Java forum, if you want to check them out.



You are right the automatically generated code becomes complex to handle even in small apps.

Thanks.
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Re: J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:48 PM

I am unaware of any Eclipse "GUI Builder" plugin for J2ME.
J2ME GUIs are still hand-coded due to device limitations and I suggest using a J2ME GUI framework such as minime or any other UI library mentioned here.
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Re: J2ME GUI Designing Tools ?

Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:50 AM

View Postborn2c0de, on 19 August 2010 - 09:48 PM, said:

I am unaware of any Eclipse "GUI Builder" plugin for J2ME.
J2ME GUIs are still hand-coded due to device limitations and I suggest using a J2ME GUI framework such as minime or any other UI library mentioned here.



Eclipse may be having plugin....I will search it....Anyways thanks.....I never knew that there were UI Frameworks or say Skins for J2ME like there are for VB,etc...I will try to use frameworks later when i get familiar with J2ME Development.
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