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Java Platform Micro Edition Software Development Kit Version 3.0

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Getting Started

Java ME Platform SDK Features

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

Monitoring Network Traffic

Lightweight UI Toolkit

Security and MIDlet Signing

BD-J Support

CLDC Emulation on a Windows Mobile Device

Installing CLDC Emulation on a Windows Mobile Emulator

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

JSRs 184, 226, and 239: Graphics Capabilities

Mobile 3D Graphics (JSR 184)

Choosing a Graphics Mode

Immediate Mode

Retained Mode

Quality Versus Speed

Content for Mobile 3D Graphics

Running Demo3D Samples




Java Bindings for OpenGL ES (JSR 239)

Scalable 2D Vector Graphics (JSR 226)

Running SVGDemo

SVG Browser

Render SVG Image

Play SVG Animation

Create SVG Image from Scratch

Bouncing Balls

Optimized Menu

Picture Decorator

Location Based Service


Running SVGContactList

JSR 205: Wireless Messaging API (WMA) Support

JSR 211: Content Handler API (CHAPI)

JSR 238: Mobile Internationalization API (MIA)

JSR 229: Payment API Support

JSR 256: Mobile Sensor API Support


Optimized Menu

In this demo, selected icons have a yellow border. As you move to a new icon, it becomes selected and the previous icon flips to the unselected state. If you navigate off the icon grid, selection loops around. That is, if the last icon in a row is selected, moving right selects the first icon in the same row.

This demo illustrates the flexibility that combining UI markup and Java offers: a rich set of functionality (graphics, animations, high-end 2D rendering) and flexibility in graphic manipulation, pre-rendering or playing.

In this example, a graphic artist delivered an SVG animation defining the transition state for the menu icons, from the unselected state to the selected state. The program renders each icon's animation sequence separately into off-screen buffers (for faster rendering later on), using the JSR 226 API.

With buffering, the MIDlet is able to adapt to the device display resolution (because the graphics are defined in SVG format) and still retain the speed of bitmap rendering. In addition, the MIDlet is still leveraging the SVG animation capabilities.

The task of defining the look of the menu items and their animation effect (the job of the graphic artist and designer) is cleanly separated from the task of displaying the menu and starting actions based on menu selection (the job of the developer). The two can vary independently as long as both the artist and the developer observe the SVG document structure conventions.