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Carbide Your Mobile Application

  • August 21, 2006
  • By Alex Gusev
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Running the Project

Now, you have your project successfully created and ready to run. After building it, you eventually want to debug it to see what's going on in your code. The Carbide IDE gives you a rich tool to create and manage different Debug and Release configurations:



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There, you may specify various program arguments, environment variables, exceptions to catch, and much more. Saving those configurations allows you to use them later as required. This is quite a convenient feature when you want to keep several environments with different parameters; for example, to debug different application behavior.

When the debugger is started, Carbide provides all standard debug properties you're used to seeing in IDE: variables, breakpoints, console, and so forth. Try it and see!

And finally, let me show you a screenshot of your HelloWorld program:

Becaise it doesn't have any GUI, you won't see it immediately on the phone or emulator. Start the shell and run it manually. Enjoy!

Conclusion

This article briefly guided you on new the IDE for Symbian OS developement. The author believes that the documentation that comes with Carbide is worth reading; you can find all required details there. I had no intention to discuss Symbian OS programming itself, but maybe I'll do it in the future. With more tools coming, the Symbian OS application development process gets more and more enjoyable.

About the Author

Alex Gusev started to play with mainframes at the end of the 1980s, using Pascal and REXX, but soon switched to C/C++ and Java on different platforms. When mobile PDAs seriously rose their heads in the IT market, Alex did it too. After working almost a decade for an international retail software company as a team leader of the Windows Mobile R department, he has decided to dive into Symbian OS development.





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