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Old 06-12-2008, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Using BlackBerry debugger from NetBeans?

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Following the instructions given on sites like
Blackberry Development Using NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.5
I have configured NetBeans for Blackberry development.

Code builds appropriately and when I say to debug, the simulator starts with my program in it. I can set break points and Step Over statements.

But I can not Step In to methods, can not select from the stack trace, and the values of variables do not display in NetBeans (only the object ID is displayed).

Does anyone know how to get debugging working in NetBeans?

Meanwhile I'm using the BlackBerry JDE debugger, which works fine. But I really like some of the editor features in NetBeans and it would be nice if I could do everything in the one IDE.

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You can try RIM BlackBerry Plugin Module, it support build BlackBerry applications with NetBeans JDE.
You can download it here:
This is built from main/contrib: Manifest with following features added:
1. BlackBerry JDE Component Package support. You can register BlackBerry JDE or BlackBerry JDE Component Package as the platform. You will get full features if you register BlackBerry JDE as platform. But since there are no simulator built in ,so you can just build your application with BlackBerry JDE Component Package, no run and build support for BlackBerry JDE Component Package.
2. non-windows os support. This includes linux, solaris and any os with wine installed. You need Wine to make this work. You can install the JDE or BlackBerry JDE Component Package using wine or install them in a windows pc and copy to your non-windows os. The BlackBerry JDE simulator is not so stable while running in wine, but at least you can build your applications.
3. auto get JDE versions.
4. auto build alx file in your dist folder.

The patch can be find at:
Issue 140871
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