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Introducing a Lightweight UI Toolkit: Bringing Desktop Development into Java ME

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Please, feel free to open weather.res file in your Resource Editor and play with different combinations of colors, fonts, and images. Maybe some of you wonder why I have included all the images inside the resource file instead of downloading them (the RSS feed has some image URLs). Basically, I did this for two reasons: to show you how to include images, and secondly, some mobile operators control how much bandwidth is used by customers, and I wanted to consume the minimum possible.


You have learned the basics of LWUIT: using containers and forms and placing components on them following a layout. You also started to empower your application with themes, fonts, and images. In the next article, I will show you some advanced concepts, such as Lists, dialogs, tabs, and animations.

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About the Author

Ibon Urrutia is a Spanish IT Engineer, with wide experience in JavaME applications targeted to be used in many devices. Nowadays, he is working for MDTEC http://www.mdtec.net, participating in a complete JavaME framework with advanced user interface functionalities, TagsMETM, http://www.tagsme.com. He also is member of Netbeans Dream Team, http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetBeansDreamTeam.

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This article was originally published on July 17, 2008

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