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Open BlackBerry Maps by using information from a contact

You can open BlackBerry Maps to display a location on a map by using the address information from a contact in the Contacts application on the BlackBerry device.

Code sample: Invoking BlackBerry Maps by using information from a contact

import net.rim.blackberry.api.invoke.*;
import javax.microedition.pim.*;

//Create a class and constructor to use to invoke BlackBerry Maps.
public class invokeMaps
    public invokeMaps()

//In the constructor, retrieve an instance of a ContactList object from the BlackBerry
//device. Create a contact with the Contact class. 
//Populate the Contact with the name and address of the contact.
        ContactList contacts = null;

            contacts = (ContactList) PIM.getInstance().openPIMList
        catch (PIMException e)

        Contact contact = contacts.createContact();

        contact.addString(Contact.FORMATTED_NAME, PIMItem.ATTR_NONE,
          "Ms. Andrea Aime");
        contact.addString(Contact.FORMATTED_ADDR, PIMItem.ATTR_NONE,
          "455 Phillip St. Waterloo ON N2L3X2 Canada");

        String[] name = new String[ contacts.stringArraySize( Contact.NAME ) ];
        name[ Contact.NAME_GIVEN ] = "Andrea";
        name[ Contact.NAME_FAMILY ] = "Aime";
        name[ Contact.NAME_PREFIX ] = "Ms.";

        String[] addr = new String[ contacts.stringArraySize( Contact.ADDR ) ];
        addr[ Contact.ADDR_STREET ] = "455 Phillip St";
        addr[ Contact.ADDR_LOCALITY ] = "Waterloo";
        addr[ Contact.ADDR_REGION ] = "ON";
        addr[ Contact.ADDR_POSTALCODE ] = "N2L3X2";
        addr[ Contact.ADDR_COUNTRY ] = "Canada";

//In the constructor, create a MapsArguments object by passing in the Contact 
//object with an offset of zero. Invoke  Invoke.invokeApplication()  to open 
//BlackBerry Maps. Pass in the MapsArguments object.
        MapsArguments mapsArgs = new MapsArguments(contact, 0);
        Invoke.invokeApplication(Invoke.APP_TYPE_MAPS, mapsArgs);