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Java Platform Micro Edition Software Development Kit Version 3.0, Mac OS

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Getting Started


Using Sample Projects

Creating and Editing Projects

Viewing and Editing Project Properties

Running Projects in the Emulator

Searching the WURFL Device Database

Finding Files in the Multiple User Environment

Profiling Applications

Network Monitoring

Lightweight UI Toolkit

Security and MIDlet Signing

CLDC Emulation on a Windows Mobile Device

Installing CLDC Emulation on a Windows Mobile Emulator (Windows Only)

On-device Debugging

Command Line Reference


JSR Support

JSR 75: PDA Optional Packages

JSR 82: Bluetooth and OBEX Support

JSR 135: Mobile Media API Support

JSR 172: Web Services Support

JSR 177: Smart Card Security (SATSA)

JSR 179: Location API Support

JSR 180: SIP Communications

JSR 184: Mobile 3D Graphics

Choosing a Graphics Mode

Quality Versus Speed

Content for Mobile 3D Graphics

Running Demo3D Samples

JSR 205: Wireless Messaging API (WMA) Support

JSR 211: Content Handler API (CHAPI)

JSR 226: Scalable 2D Vector Graphics

JSR 229: Payment API Support

JSR 238: Mobile Internationalization API (MIA)

JSR 256: Mobile Sensor API Support


Choosing a Graphics Mode

Applications are free to use whichever approach is most appropriate or to use a combination of the retained mode and immediate mode APIs.

JSR 184 provides a standard API for CLDC/MIDP devices, enabling a new generation of 3D applications. The immediate mode API, in turn, is compatible with OpenGL ES, a standard lightweight API for 3D graphics. See http://khronos.org/ for more information on OpenGL ES.

Immediate Mode

Immediate mode is appropriate for applications that generate 3D graphics content algorithmically, such as scientific visualizations or statistical graphs. The application creates 3D objects and manipulates them directly.

For an example of immediate mode, see the Life3D MIDlet in the Demo3D example application.

Retained Mode

Most applications, particularly games, use the retained mode or scene graph API. In this approach, a graphic designer or artist uses 3D modeling software to create a scene graph. The scene graph is saved in the JSR 184 file format. The scene graph file is bundled with the application. At runtime, the application uses the scene graph API to load and display the file.

Applications can manipulate parts of a loaded scene graph to animate characters or create other effects. The basic strategy is to do as much work as possible in the modeling software. At runtime, the application can grab and manipulate parts of the scene graph, which can also include paths for animation or other effects.

For an example of retained mode, see the retainedmode MIDlet in the Demo3D example application.