- CrackBerry Abuser
02-02-2013, 08:13 PM #3
- 270 Posts
The IDE that RIM provides is actually pretty good and provides a live preview of your QML changes. Personally i'm a huge VS fan since 2005... but the QML parts of things are definitely getting up to speed. You can't drag and drop into the visual GUI editor - but you can see the effects of your changes live. It's pretty close to WP7/8 development - where you'll end up fiddling with the XML (or QML for BB10) directly anyways.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-02-2013, 10:27 PM #4
- 132 Posts
app develop in visual IDE
The IDE that blackberry has provided is called momentics. it's good, takes some getting used to, but does the trick once youve got the hang of it.
having said that, i believe that i seen that they had planned on releasing a vs pluggin for qml in the road map, but that might still be a few months off.
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- 02-03-2013, 08:50 AM #5
BlackBerry's tools have never been up to snuff compared to MS or Apple. I don't see that changing since the 2 bigger companies use their tools for multiple platforms.
They promised visual (drag and drop) GUI design back in OS5, but it never did materialize. I wouldn't count on it any time soon for OS 10 either.
Your best bet may be to try out webworks. That way you can use whatever web design suite you want to layout your UI elements, then you can code and test in a browser for quick previews of your changes.
I think there is also (or is supposed to be) a Photoshop plugin that allows you to design UIs for BB10.
- 02-04-2013, 05:04 PM #8
Cascades has a lot of visual stuff.
If you're going to do webworks you shouldn't use (or need ) a visual editor unless you want your code to be beyond bloated, and you'll have to manually edit some of it anyway to make it into a BB app.
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