NetBeansTV: Creating a Mobile Application Menu Using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
In this podcast Jerry Evans, SUN Distinguished Engineer from Java ME Engineering group shows how to quickly create rich looking JSR 226 midlet using NetBeans 5.5 Mobility Pack and SVG. Predefined SVG components from Mobility Pack enable Jerry to visually define the application flow using several mouse clicks with no java coding at all. It is possible thanks to a naming convention applied to certain SVG elements (in this case elements representing the menu items). NetBeans Mobility Pack understands this convention and is able automatically retrieve information about menu structure from SVG file. Creation of the appealing application consisting of splash screen and menu populated with several items is a matter of few minutes. Sun's WTK 2.2 emulator is than used to run and test the resulting midlet.