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michielv 02-20-2009 09:34 AM

unable to enter text in AutoTextEditField
 
Hi all,

I am a newbie struggling to build my first BB application. Things are slowly falling into place but I have some issues trying to implement a search field (the app I am writing should be a custom contacts/address book thingie).

Retrieving data from a RecordStore and displaying it was relatively simple but somehow I could not get my text field to accept any characters?

On this forum I found this example: link to this forum, developer-forum/12953-example-edit-fields-buttons.html

I got this working on the simulator in no time so I figured I could take a similar approach in my own code. Too bad, it did not work.

My code is below. Some classes are not displayed but these are
RelatieReadWrite => to read/write/create/delete/close etc. a RecordStore
RelatieReference => a reference Object to hold a record from the RecordStore read in RelatieReadWrite.
HeaderFieldManager => field manager to enable mutliple fields on a single line and play around with colours etc.
RowFieldManager => see HeaderFieldManager

I did try to add the AutoTextEditField (and only that) directly to the screen but this did not change a thing so I don't think it is an issue with the field managers.

Very likely I am simply overlooking something small but if anyone could give me hint on what it is, please do so :)

Thanks in advance & cheers,

Michiel

PHP Code:

package com.aedificomm.client.csp_mobile;

//import com.rim.samples.device.resource.*;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.*;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.component.*;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.container.*;
import net.rim.device.api.i18n.*;
import net.rim.device.api.system.*;
import com.aedificomm.domino.relation.RelatieReference;
import com.aedificomm.domino.Constants;

import net.rim.device.api.collection.util.*;
/**
 * <p>The HelloWorld sample demonstrates some of the most basic features
 * of the RIM UI and internationalization (i18n).
 */

public class CspMobile extends UiApplication implements FieldChangeListener
{
    private 
AutoTextEditField searchField;                   //define the edit fields
    
private LabelField appTitle;                            //application title label
    
private boolean DEBUG true;
    private 
ButtonField searchButton;                    //define the buttons

    
    //statics ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
public static void main(Stringxxx91;xxx93; args)
    {
        
CspMobile theApp = new CspMobile();
        
//To make the application enter the event thread and start processing messages, we invoke the enterEventDispatcher method
        
theApp.enterEventDispatcher();
    }

    
/**
     * <p>the default constructor. Creates all the RIM UI components and pushes the application's root screen onto the UI stack
     */
    
public CspMobile()
    {
        
//Push the main screen instance onto the UI stack for rendering.
        
searchField = new AutoTextEditField("search: """);  
        
RelationListScreen rScreen = new RelationListScreen();
        
        
Manager searchFieldManager = new HeaderFieldManager(new intxxx91;xxx93; {220Display.getWidth()-220}, 300);  
        
Manager headerFieldManager = new HeaderFieldManager(new intxxx91;xxx93; {160Display.getWidth()-160}, 300);  
        
Manager rowFieldManager = new RowFieldManager(new intxxx91;xxx93; {160Display.getWidth()-160}, 300);  
        

        
searchFieldManager.add(searchField);
        
searchButton = new ButtonField("search");
        
searchFieldManager.add(searchButton);  
        
        
headerFieldManager.add(new LabelField("NAME"Field.FIELD_LEFT Field.FIELD_VCENTER));  
        
headerFieldManager.add(new LabelField("SHORTNAME"Field.FIELD_LEFT Field.FIELD_VCENTER));  
        
        
RelatieReference rr = new RelatieReference();

        
TestData td = new TestData();
            
        
rr td.getRR();

        try {
            
RelatieReadWrite rrw = new RelatieReadWrite();
            
            if (
DEBUG) { 
                
rrw.write(rr); 
            }
            
rr null;
            
td null;
            
td = new TestData(1);
            
rr td.getRR();
            if (
DEBUG) { 
                
rrw.write(rr); 
            }
            
            
RelatieReferencexxx91;xxx93; values rrw.read();
            
rr null;
            
int counter 0;
            while (
counter values.length) {
               
rr = (RelatieReferencevaluesxxx91;counterxxx93;;
               
rowFieldManager.add(new LabelField(rr.getNaam(), Field.FIELD_LEFT Field.FIELD_VCENTER));  
               
rowFieldManager.add(new LabelField(rr.getNaamKort(), Field.FIELD_LEFT Field.FIELD_VCENTER));  
               
counter++;
            }
            if (
DEBUG) {
                
rrw.closeRecStore();
                
rrw.deleteRecStore();
            }
        } catch (
Exception err) {
            
System.out.println("xxx91;RelationListScreen::DEBUGxxx93; init RelatieReadWrite mislukt");
            
System.out.println("xxx91;RelationListScreen::DEBUGxxx93; fout is: " err.getMessage());
            
System.out.println("xxx91;RelationListScreen::DEBUGxxx93; fout is: ");
            
err.printStackTrace();
            
System.out.println("xxx91;RelationListScreen::DEBUGxxx93; fout is: " err.toString());
        }
        
rScreen.add(searchFieldManager);
        
rScreen.add(headerFieldManager);
        
rScreen.add(rowFieldManager);
        
pushScreen(rScreen);
    }
    
        public 
void fieldChanged(Field fieldint context//respond to button events
    
{
        if (
field == searchButton//if first button selected
        
{
            
Dialog.alert(searchField.getText()); //show text from first input field
        
}
    }




michielv 02-20-2009 09:51 AM

Hi all,

Right after re-reading my post and thinking I did not describe my screen class I found the problem: an overload of public boolean keyChar(char key, int status, int time) ...

Which ate my keys :bang head:

Thanks all who might have spent a thought on this,

Cheers,

Michiel


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