10.2 Gold Release Notes

Simulator

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The BlackBerry 10 simulator allows to simulate BlackBerry 10 OS environment for developing your apps. Take a look at the release notes.

Visual Studio Plug-in

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Prefer to develop in Microsoft Visual Studio? We have a BlackBerry Native Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio, take a look at the latest release notes.


If you're interested in upgrading your apps, skip down to the Changes in this release section to find out what APIs are changing in this release.


Upgrading to 10.2 Gold

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Cascades - Highlights

 

The build, run, and stop buttons from the new QNX Momentics IDE.

QNX Momentics IDE

Difference between accessibly-designed text and regular-text.

Accessibility

Headless apps: apps that run in the background

Headless apps

The QNX Momentics IDE for BlackBerry has a new and simplified interface. We've introduced API levels which can help you determine that APIs are available on a device OS version. Now, your debug messages using qDebug() and console.log() display directly in the console. We have improved the automatic detection of devices that you connect to the IDE as well. For more information, see Set up your environment.

Adding assistive technologies to your app allows more users to enjoy your app, making your app more accessible. We've added new Accessibility APIs to allow you to pair with assistive technologies. For more information on the APIs, take a look at the Accessibility documentation. For more information on validating your code for accessibility, take a look at Building accessibility into your app.

We now support headless apps in BlackBerry 10. A headless app runs in the background on the BlackBerry 10 OS. Unlike other applications with a UI and an associated active frame, a headless application is not under the direct control of a user. For more information on headless apps, take a look at the documentation.

The BlackBerry logo representing the new BlackBerry ID service APIs
A TextField, one of the core controls
Cloud-based storage

ID service APIs

Let your users access off-device services and content that require user authentication or authorization by integrating the Identity Service into your app. Your users can sign in with their identity provider, using their BlackBerry device, and access content or services that they have with that identity provider from within your app and elsewhere on their device. For more information, take a look at the API reference.

Core controls docs

We've got lots of new documentation on the core controls of Cascades including how to use them, sizing and layouts, and the QML and C++ based approaches. All this for the core controls you're familiar with: activity indicators, buttons, containers, drop-down menus, images, lists, pickers, progress indicators, and more. Interested? take a look at the documentation.

Cloud-based storage

Cloud-based storage (Cloudbase.io) has come to BlackBerry 10! You can send or receive push data from the cloud, as well as use a integrated control panel to manage and analyze your data. You can also get 6 months of free service in addition to the 4-month trial. For more information, take a look at cloudbase.io.

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Cascades - New in this release

Cascades UI framework


Custom list item

We've added a new CustomListItem class that allows you to create custom list items that has the StandardListItem look. This class acts as the base class when creating new list items and can be used in a ListView. CustomListItem objects allow you to specify the type of content, but also have two optional features: highlights and dividers. A highlight determines what the list item looks like when it's selected, and is represented by the highlightAppearance property. You can use a divider to separate the list item from adjacent items in the list. A flag to indicate whether the divider should be shown is represented by the dividerVisible property. You can specify any Cascades control as the content, which appears in the body of the list item. The content is represented by the content property. For more information, check out the API reference.

Delegate

We're introducing a new API called Delegate along with properties delegate and deleteActivationPolicy. The Delegate class provides a generic delegate that instantiates an object when it is active, and deletes it when it's not active. A Delegate can be used on a Tab to let you manage how content is loaded. The Delegate class is similar to a ComponentDefinition, but provides object lifecycle management similar to ControlDelegate using the active flag. So, you could use Delegate class instead of ComponentDefinition. The TabDelegateActivationPolicy.Default toggles the active flag on selecting tabs. For more details on the flags, take a look at the TabDelegateActivationPolicy API reference.

Custom input for text areas

TextArea objects now allow for custom input through TextAreaInputMode::Custom. Custom input will ignore all key input that Cascades handles for you, and you can explicitly handle the key input in your app. All spell checking and features are disabled as well, but your app could implement its own integration with the Input Method Framework. For more information, take a look at the API reference.

Custom fonts

We're introducing a new API for using custom fonts in the text controls with the new FontFaceRule object in the TextStyleDefinition. With this object you can add an internal font family name for an external font. Currently we support TrueType font (TTF) and OpenType font (OTF) formats, and these font files are added as asset files similar to how you add image assets. For more information, take a look at the API reference.

Cascades platform APIs


Asynchronous data models

Need to access large amounts of external data? We've added an asynchronous data model (AsyncDataModel) to the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK to help. Large sets of data must be managed differently to avoid start-up delays, slow scrolling, and other indicators of poor performance. For more information, see the documentation or the API reference.

Invocation framework

There is new functionality in the invocation framework. We've added a new errorCode() function to InvokeReply, and added additional features to InvokeManager. You can now use the selectListItem() function in InvokeManager by passing the InvokeListCursorDirection::Type to replace the current list item with next or previous list item. For more information, take a look at the InvokeManager API reference. You can now invoke apps using active text, similar to a hyperlink. For more information, see Invoking apps using active text.

Maps

We've updated the Maps API to include new classes and new functionality for geographic shapes (GeoShape and GeoPolygon) and lines (GeoPolyline and Polyline). You can use MapView to display a map that the user can interact with. You can also display location-specific information including points of interest and locations using GeoLocation. You can drop pins for points of interest and show bubbles to present more details about a point of interest using Marker.

We've updated the Maps APIs.

Miracast cards

We've added Miracast card support to the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK. Miracast allows you to wirelessly display your app to compatible displays in up to 1080p video format and 5.1 surround sound format. A Miracast card can be invoked to discover and establish a connection to a nearby Miracast device. You can invoke the Miracast card in two modes: play on and show on. For more information, take a look at the Miracast card documentation.

Notification settings

You can now using the new Notification settings API to access and modify both global and application-specific settings. You can use this to access and modify device profile information. For more information, take a look at the API reference.

Personal information management (PIM)

We've added a new FileAttachment class that includes information about a file attachment, such as file path to the downloaded attachment on the file system, MIME type, and sender. We also now have an AttachmentFilter class that lets you filter lists of attachments based on key-value pairs. The Account class can now check if data is stored externally through the isExternalData() function. The AccountsChanged class now has getter and setter functions for connected accounts, invalidated accounts, synced accounts, and sync started accounts.

CalendarEvent objects can now get and set their original start time. CalendarService can serialize a calendar event as an ICalendar byte array through the eventToICalendarString() function, and also reply to an invitation with the replyWithMessageId() function. ContactsService can now convert/export/import contacts to VCards. The ICalendarData API can now get and set the body MIME type. The Message API can check if a message should be in the priority inbox through the isPriorityInbox() function. Lastly, the MessageService API has functions to correspond to the additional accounts and attachment APIs.

Screenshot

There is a new Screenshot API that allows your application to capture the contents of the display and save it to the camera roll. The captured image is saved to the camera roll (a sequentially numbered image available in the Pictures application, just like taking a picture with the camera). When capturing the display, you can save the image in any one of the formats specified by ScreenshotFormat.

WiFi direct

We've added a new WiFiDirect API that provides an entry point to accessing information about WiFiDirect devices, or establishing connections with those devices. For more information, see the API reference.

Cascades Builder


QML Preview

We've enhanced the stability and performance of QML Preview, and we've added support for Linux-based operating systems. Also, the rendering capabilities of QML Preview have been extended to provide rendering of more custom controls. With the introduction of API levels, QML Preview now has API level-specific preview per project, allowing you to see your UI depending on the API level of your customer.

C++ Support and Templates

The QML editor now recognizes and provides code completion support for custom components written in C++, including properties and functions. We've also updated the project and file templates to correspond to the updated SDK. You will also notice improved code completion, better hyperlinking to sources, and less 'unrecognized' markers.

An image of Tux

The 10.2 beta SDK now supports QML preview on Linux operating systems.

Code editor improvements

We've improved semantic validation and error checking. You now can specify API-baseline per project. There is a new whitelist feature and code completion displays more relevant proposals for you. Code completion is also faster, lighter, and has better matching. We have improved capabilities and options for auto-editing and formatting. We now have options to configure errors and warning levels. You can now preview your image assets and color definitions. There is also now a link to our online documentation from the in-line hover-help

BlackBerry Social Platform


Registration

You can suppress the progress dialog when your app registers with BBM to create a more seamless experience for the user by calling requestRegisterApplicationSilent(). When registration is complete, a system toast appears to the user, confirming that your app is connected to BBM. A new registration state, BlockedEnterprisePerimeter, is available to indicate that registration with the BBM social platform is blocked because your app is installed in the Work perimeter. To connect to BBM, your app must be installed in the Personal perimeter.

User settings

You can retrieve the version of BBM that is running on a user's device by calling bbmVersion(). You can then determine which version of the BlackBerry OS is running on the device, for example, Blackberry 7 and earlier, or BlackBerry 10. You can determine whether a user has completed the setup of BBM on their device by signing in with their BlackBerry ID (Setup > BlackBerry Messenger) by calling isBbmSetup().

Other features


Flurry analytics

Flurry, the industry-leading analytics service, is now available for BlackBerry 10 apps. Get access to real-time data about how your apps are used. Find out about your customers; who they are, where they live, and what devices they use. You can track anything relevant to your app such as when a consumer makes a purchase, completes a level, or uses a key feature. Here's where you can find more information.

Signal-slot connections

We have a new recommendation regarding your signal and slot connections. The QObject::connect() functions returns a Boolean value, and if false is returned, the signal and slot function are not connected. On failure, a warning is sent to the device log, but the application continues by default. To see specific recommendations for how you should deal with this situation, take a look at the signal-slot connections section of the upgrading guide.

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Cascades - Changes in this release

 

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We also have an upgrade guide available that can help you transition your apps to the 10.2 Gold release version for BlackBerry 10. Check out the upgrade guide here.

 

Behavior changes

Payment Service

The Payment Service has been updated to use sheets (instead of dialog boxes) for the purchase flow of digital goods and applications. To minimize the number of requests to the Payment Service, requestExistingPurchases(false) now requests existing purchases from the BlackBerry World client cache. If the client cache is invalid, existing purchases are retrieved from the BlackBerry World server.

For more information about using the Payment Service, see Payment Service.

Sheet behaviour

Cards and sheets now slide in from the right side of the screen. For more information, see the UI guidelines for Cards and Sheets.

For more information about creating cards, see Cards.

Bluetooth

If your app makes calls to QBluetoothLocalDevice::address(), you must enable the read_device_identifying_information permission in your app’s bar-descriptor.xml file. The requirement for this permission will be enforced in a future release. When it is enforced, any calls to QBluetoothLocalDevice::address() without the required permission enabled will fail with an error message.

For more information about setting permissions, see App permissions.

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Cascades - Fixed in this release

Cascades UI framework


MKS: 7309986 JI: 381747

When you were using a ScrollView, if the scrollMode was set to Both or Horizontal, the UI element extended to past the screen and was unusable.

MKS: 7293439 JI: 381716

Sometimes when you were using a WebView control, blank content displayed temporarily.

MKS: 7137262 JI: 381629

If you swiped at the exact distance of the scroll/peek threshold, a peek was detected instead of a scroll.

MKS: 7133787 JI: 151039

If you typed some text in a TextField or TextArea and simultaneously used two fingers to select text in another TextField or TextArea, the focus may have remained on the original TextField or TextArea, which produced a blinking text cursor in both.

MKS: 6985266 JI: 150554

The logs for a Cascades app may have contained irrelevant entries.

MKS: 6892803 JI: 268222

When the local storage file system on your device was filled to maximum capacity, the device may have became partially unresponsive.

MKS: 6788842 JI: 149919

You might have had trouble highlighting text or copying and pasting text on your device.

MKS: 6778145 JI: 149901

When using a TextField, you couldn't invoke the NumericPassword keyboard.

MKS: 6764259 JI: 381341

Asset resolution when using QRC-embedded QML files or resources may not have worked as expected. This issue related to 6298916.

MKS: 6627472 JI: 381448

In the Phone app, if you set a new Call Forwarding number, in the drop down list, the phone number might have had a check mark beside it.

MKS: 3139275 JI: 145056

Default-sized TextField controls in Container controls with LeftToRight layouts could push some Label controls out of view by exceeding the bounds of the Container.

MKS: - JI: 477099

The HighlightAppearance class header file was missing, and it couldn't be directly included.

MKS: - JI: 462506

When there were six or more tabs open in the browser, the browser could terminate unexpectedly.

MKS: - JI: 461792

Sometimes small gaps were displayed between emails in the BlackBerry Hub.

MKS: - JI: 429889

In the universal search, some characters in right-to-left languages were overlapped by an X.

MKS: - JI: 149352

Opening text documents that are attached to emails was using more memory than intended.

MKS: - JI: 146966

A TextField control did not have a mechanism for setting whether or not the TextField was editable.

MKS: 7141717 JI: 381633

In the StarshipSettings sample app, if you drag a slider handle from one end of the slider to the other and release it, the tooltip for the slider did not disappear as expected.

MKS: 6812828 JI: 149985

When an InvokeQuery object was initialized, it may have been locked and calling updateQuery() would not update the query.

MKS: 6687368 JI: 149573

The ImageSource property of an ImageView did not respond to changes in bound properties.

Cascades platform APIs


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If you called the InvokeUpdateTargetFiltersRequest.updateTargetFilters() function, a finished() signal was not emitted.

MKS: - JI: 458228

Headless apps sometimes terminated due to an app connection timeout.

MKS: - JI: 460515

Headless apps couldn't invoke services using the invocation framework.

MKS: - JI: 469844

If you were running a headless app, the bb.action.system.STARTED invoke trigger was not sent after a device restart.

MKS: - JI: 469847

Headless apps didn't receive SMS triggers from the invocation framework.

MKS: 7344601 JI: 381840

The BarcodeDetectorVisuals class was missing an API reference. Also, the return value of detected() in the BarcodeDetector class was just void.

MKS: 7322636 JI: 390733

When a DisplayInfo object was set to the primary display, then the display name was obtained, sometimes the display name returned as an empty string.

MKS: 7324124 JI: 403426

When you were using the BlackBerry 10 Simulator in Z10 mode, the isPhysicalKeyboardDevice() function returned true, even though it should have returned false.

MKS: 7310260 JI: 395891

In the SpellChecker API, the checkWord() function sometimes returned true, even if the word was misspelled. Invoking word suggestions didn't return any results.

MKS: 7307661 JI: 403361

The PaymentErrorCode class sometimes wouldn't work properly in QML, and cited an error at run-time.

MKS: 7307284 JI: 403360

When using the PurchaseReply class, the finished() signal didn't return true, even after the purchase was made and the onPurchaseFinished() slot function was run.

MKS: 7337772 JI: 403370

When using the DOS command line, Windows environment variables are not set with forward slashes “/”. This was causing some compiles to fail. If you installed additional targets, you had to modify the target scripts in a similar manner.

MKS: 7302276 JI: 384752

When you tried to pair using Bluetooth, there was a potential risk for out-of-band (OOB) pairing to fail.

MKS: 7300047 JI: 377462

When an SMS URI was typed, "Call" was an option in the context menu.

MKS: 7297344 JI: 377457

When a parent app invoked a Camera card, then the parent app disabled the camera use, the camera was still usable.

MKS: 7279158 JI: 384560

When you try to create a Bluetooth connection, there was a potential risk for a low energy (LE) connection to fail.

MKS: 7244850 JI: 211495

When a DisplayInfo object was set to the primary display, then the display name was obtained, sometimes the display name didn't appear as expected.

MKS: 7221884 JI: 380460

An unbound invocation query may have caused some invocation targets to appear twice in the menu. This issue also relates to 7215861 and 7301535.

MKS: 7216847 JI: 391372

Using the Screenshot API, the capture() function didn't display a permission requirement message, and failed with the error citing permission denied.

MKS: 7173774 JI: 239539

Sometimes when you purchased non-consumable items more than once, no error message was displayed, even if the payment didn't go through.

MKS: 7092837 JI: 384067

In the SdCardInfo class, the state() and activity() functions didn't return proper values when a valid SD card was inserted, instead an unknown state was returned.

MKS: 7077233 JI: 372499

Sometimes when signing a BAR file, the content of the manifest .mf file and your Invoke-Target-Filter URI was altered, and your application failed to deploy properly.

MKS: 6989566 JI: -

When you had an app with paid digital items listed on the BlackBerry World storefront, each time you called the requestPrice() function, a response was required before sending the next request. Calling requestPrice() multiple times without waiting for a response would result in a PriceReply error.

MKS: 6776604 JI: 239425

If there are no list items in the SystemListDialog class, the confirmButton function couldn't be enabled.

MKS: 6644302 JI: 196351

When you used the HardwareInfo class to query for device information, the modelName() function returned the incorrect model name.

MKS: 6480942 JI: 377105

If an application has an invoke filter containing an asterisk (*), the application failed to install, showing a failure 884.

MKS: 6376562 JI: 239261

The API documentation for the Application.pooling() signal needed improvement. The app needed to be closed to trigger the pooling feature and pooling() signal. In the pooling() slot function, the handler, or somewhere after the pooling() signal was emitted, the app must call poolingCompleted(). If not, the app would be terminated in the normal way. In order to properly have pooling working, the app must have been deployed using the 'BlackBerry-deploy' command line program. Pooling would not work if you ran your app from the Momentics IDE for BlackBerry using the 'Run as' option.

MKS: 6375594 JI: 403297

The ProcessState API documentation didn't contain enough information on the difference between background and stopping Type enumerations.

MKS: 6251593 JI: 381331

The API reference for resetEmoticonsEnabled() of the SystemCredentialsPrompt class said the function resets the main text of the dialog box to QString::null. However, the function actually reset the emoticonsEnabled property back to the default value of false.

MKS: 5969845 JI: 376907

If invocation requests were pending, sometimes peeking and closing a card didn't work.

MKS: - JI: 479013

If your app was in the enterprise space, the sms trigger did not invoke the app because the default is to invoke the app in the personal perimeter. Since the app is not there, nothing was invoked.

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Currently, when implementing a headless app, you can invoke notification dialogs using the Notification dialog functions of the Dialog API. Global dialogs are not encouraged as they are disruptive to the user experience.

MKS: - JI: 475866

If you didn't register your signing key and your PlayBook debug token with the same clientID, an error would be thrown when trying to link your BlackBerry ID account with a Signing Authority account.

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Headless apps can display UI messages.

MKS: - JI: 461671

Invoked headless apps were displaying an incorrect StartUpMode. The value is set to ApplicationStartupMode.

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If you changed the card orientation several times, your app might crash.

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If you peeked into another window, which brings up the previous and next cards, the application could at times crash.

MKS: - JI: 439755

The checkWord() and suggestion() functions of SpellChecker sometimes returned false with correctly spelled words due to timing out.

MKS: 6862321 JI: 138301

Sometimes when texting two numbers separated by a comma, the message was only sent to the first number.

MKS: - JI: 328831

You could not build a project from the command line on a Mac.

Cascades Builder


MKS: 7329706 JI: 394256

QML Preview may have failed to render some unicode characters when using older API baselines.

MKS: 7308888 JI: 394189

When you were profiling QML, the move forward and backward in the call stack didn't allow you to traverse the call stack.

MKS: 7304211 JI: 394164

Sometimes when you imported a project, then immediately ran it, the build failed citing a missing config.pri file.

MKS: 7300034 JI: 394152

When you dragged and dropped a custom component into QML, the custom component was always placed as the last control, even if you dropped the component above other controls.

MKS: 7298803 JI: 394148

Depending on the complexity of the QML and the performance of your computer, QML Preview may have generated a timeout message.

MKS: 7296448 JI: 394139

Sometimes custom component property references were not correctly displayed in QML Preview.

MKS: 7234431 JI: 394081

When using QML Preview on a Mac for projects using pre-10.2 API baseline, the qmlpreview_jni process may have continued running even after the file was closed.

MKS: 6923772 JI: 416870

If your project contained QML assets stored outside the assets folder, Cascades Builder may not have been able to correctly discover them, which generated error and warning markers within the editor.

Cascades Exporter plug-in for Adobe Photoshop


MKS: 6469788 JI: 393831

Using Cascades Exporter with Windows 8 and CS6 may have failed when exporting text layers.

BBM Social platform


MKS: 6592081 JI: 389390

Images that use transparency might not appear correctly in the user's list of BBM applications.

Command line tools


MKS: 7340919 JI: 403373

When using the Apple Darwin command line tool, the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable was not set from the environment script. This caused some compiles to fail. If you installed additional targets, you needed to modify the target scripts in a similar manner.

MKS: 7324203 JI: 394236

Linux command line users needed to use the system's java runtime or add an executable bit on features/com.qnx.tools.jre.linux_*/jre/bin and add this to their PATH.

MKS: 7300760 JI: 394155

When using the DOS and Linux command line, environment variables were not set to use the packaged JRE from the environment batch file. This sometimes caused any command that uses Java to fail.

Momentics IDE for BlackBerry


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In the Momentics IDE, installing more than one API Level at the same time would result in an error.

MKS: - JI: 418611

If you uninstalled or aborted the installation of the BlackBerry 10 simulator from within the IDE, it would no longer appear in the Device Manager list or be available to download from within the IDE.

MKS: 7346462 JI: 394341

On Mac OSX, launching the BlackBerry 10 Simulator from within the IDE may have caused Momentics to crash.

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Cascades - Known limitations

Using older drivers with QML preview

Any drivers that are more than 12 months old are unsupported. Using unsupported drivers can lead to issues with rendering, such as, complete disabling of the QML preview feature. The user will also be notified about this situation by a dialog box within the QNX Momentics IDE for BlackBerry.
Workaround: Update to the latest drivers. This issue might occur even with newer graphics cards and the latest drivers. In this case, you should report this issue to BlackBerry developer support with as much detail as possible. You can report to the support community forums. For more information, check out the QML preview troubleshooting documentation.

Viewers in the invocation framework

Using the invocation framework, viewer-related classes (for example, InvokeViewerMessage and InvokeViewerRequest) and functions have been deprecated. The viewer-related classes and functions have been replaced by Card classes and functions. For more information on the Cards API, see the Cards documentation.

QRC-based resources

If you are using QRC to improve performance in your apps, the new asset selection tool may affect your apps. If asset selection is used, an index file is generated automatically. However, this index file does not include contents that are only included in the QRC binary file. Instead, it lists only the files that reside in the assets directory in your project.
Workaround: Place a copy of QRC-compiled assets in your assets directory. The tool will then include these assets in the index file. When the device loads the app, the appropriate files in the binary are still used and the app continues to benefit from the performance gain of QRC.

BBM Social Platform

Apps installed in the Work perimeter cannot access the BBM social platform. To connect to BBM, your app must be installed in the Personal perimeter.

When you retrieve the version number of the BBM Social Platform library that is running on a contact's device, the value returned might be unreliable if the device is running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 or later.

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Cascades - Known issues

Active Frames


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For this release of the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK and the BlackBerry 10 OS, the size of Active Frames is 310 x 396 for devices with a 720 x 1280 screen resolution. In the future, and for future devices with this screen resolution, the size of Active Frames will be 319 x 437. It is recommended that you create assets and text for Active Frames that support the 319 x 437 size. This may cause your Active Frame to look distorted when developing for the 10.2.0.1443 release and earlier but it will appear as expected for future releases and devices.

Cascades UI framework


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If you use the shortcut keys to jump ahead to message that aren't visible, the message won't display.

MKS: - JI: 381402

StandardListItem render text from right-to-left languages left justified.

MKS: - JI: 151155

After using the spellchecker, two finger text selection sometimes doesn't work properly.

MKS: - JI: 151052

If you're using a WebView, web links without a http:// prefix aren't recognized as web links.

MKS: - JI: 150617

If BlackBerry Balance is locked, copying from personal to work within a share email card results in a error saying you're not allowed to copy work content into a personal email.

MKS: - JI: 150377

When creating CustomControl objects, the Container that is set as the root is being wrapped by a phantom Control.

MKS: - JI: 150304

You can't open a web link in an email in the BlackBerry Hub after changing the language or region.

MKS: - JI: 149955

Text message with apostrophes or hyphens aren't found when searching the inbox for the same words without apostrophes or hyphens.

MKS: - JI: 149575

Sometimes emails in the BlackBerry Hub with large tables don't display properly when moving your view around.

MKS: - JI: 149365

The auto-complete listing in the QNX Momentic IDE shows a scrollPosition() method in ListView, however, this method doesn't work.

MKS: - JI: 149252

If there is a large number of misspelled words in a text control, the spellchecker sometimes stops highlighting the misspelled words.

MKS: - JI: 146426

If you hold down your finger on a whitespace, sometimes the whitespace is selected.

MKS: 7299624 JI: 381722

If you have a group chat on BBM, BlackBerry HUB might still display the chat after you delete it, and the title field might be incorrect.

MKS: 7127069 JI: 151012

When you peek at a screen that includes a freeform TitleBar, the expandable area of the TitleBar may be revealed.

MKS: 7092299 JI: 377331

If you do not have a device password set and you lock your device and then swipe down from the top to put the device in bedside mode, when you try to wake up the device by swiping up, the password dialog is not presented or the UI does not respond to the swipe up.
Workaround: Press the Power/Lock button on the top of your device and hold it for a few seconds, then click Cancel.

MKS: 7042073 JI: 150791

In a ListView, calling itemRemoved() and itemAdded() with the same index path may cause the app to become unresponsive.

MKS: 7032346 JI: 150752

If you invoke and then dismiss a tooltip using two fingers, the ActionBar may become unresponsive.

MKS: 7013947 JI: 150678

If a DropDown automatically receives focus before it is fully populated with options (for example, by pressing Enter to submit an input field when the DropDown is a different control, like a TextArea), this focus will prevent the DropDown from updating as expected.
Workaround: Set focusPolicy = FocusPolicy.Touch on the DropDown.

MKS: 7003155 JI: 388259

When you have a WebView and call storage()->clear(), the WebView storage will not be cleared.
Workaround: Use a render fence to set up WebView storage after the WebView has been rendered.

MKS: 6949083 JI: 150417

When using keyboard shortcuts, keys are case-sensitive (for example, "Alt + r" is not the same as "Alt + R").

MKS: 6935196 JI: 381537

You might not be able to share a link for a mapped network drive from an email.

MKS: 6889257 JI: 150253

When you set a custom title for the Back button on the action bar, the tooltip will continue to display the default "Back" instead.

MKS: 6877490 JI: 150190

When your device language and region are set to Greek and Greece respectively, if you press and hold the V key on your keyboard to enter an accented Greek character, then press the Shift key to capitalize the accented character, it remains lower case.

MKS: 6866370 JI: 150165

When you use a validator in a password TextField and the validation fails, the errorMessage icon and text are not displayed.

MKS: 6861944 JI: 150144

When you reach the bottom of a view and the action bar reappears, it may cause the scroll bar to display incorrectly and "bounce."

MKS: 6859981 JI: 150128

When you display the action menu in a list, and then navigate quickly between pages, sometimes the action menu will open with an empty or incorrect display.

MKS: 6854001 JI: 381511

When the keyboard is displayed in an app (for example, if a user taps a text field), the transition of the page content is not in sync with the appearance transition of the keyboard.

MKS: 6769184 JI: 149866

When you change the orientation in the QML Preview of the Momentics IDE for BlackBerry, sometimes the orientation doesn't change correctly.

MKS: 6740735 JI: 149804

When you use a DropDown control and you try to remove the option at index 0 while the option at index 1 is selected, the app may terminate unexpectedly.

MKS: 6698227 JI: 381478

Icons that are used in a SegmentedControl may be cropped at the left and right edges, even if there is width available to display the icons correctly.

MKS: 6697336 JI: 149613

Calling bb::cascades::QmlDocument::create() in a non-Cascades app may cause the app to terminate unexpectedly.

MKS: 6668175 JI: 149509

The setKey() function in the Shortcut class can erroneously accept invalid strings (for example, strings that don't correspond to an acceptable shortcut).

MKS: 6421441 JI: 148647

If an implicit or explicit animation occurs immediately after an orientation change of the device, the animation does not play but instead jumps to its final position. For example, this issue may occur if animations are started from the rotationCompleted() or orientationChanged() signals.

MKS: 6338532 JI: 148249

When a ListView control's flick mode is set to a non-default value and a slot function is connected to the flickModeChanged() signal, calling the resetFlickMode() function doesn't set the flick mode back to the default value and no signal is emitted.

MKS: - JI: 469817

Selecting a profile photo in the Games app displays a toast dialog stating "Target was not found" message.

MKS: - JI: 486888

Clock background on Astro-X is white in Analog mode, clock and bottom buttons are bigger, and Timer doesn't display correctly.

MKS: - JI: 443209

In the Calculator app, the rightmost digit is hidden in the calculator screen.

MKS: 6895225 JI: 381527

In BBM, some special characters are displaying as squares.

MKS: 6681103 JI: 381474

In some Cascades apps, the text flickers after typing in a PIN.

MKS: - JI: 490079

The Weather app crashes when you try to add a city while the ScreenReader is turned on.

Cascades platform APIs


MKS: - JI: 478856

Applications installed in the enterprise perimeter can’t be invoked by the Geomonitor service. Invocation defaults to the personal perimeter and not enterprise.

MKS: - JI: 469847

When you send a port directed message to a headless app, the port directed SMS service triggers are only fired once.

MKS: - JI: 478389

When you're using a MapView, no useful information is displayed in a location caption dialog for the radius of a Geolocation, radius of a GeoDeviceLocation, a GeoPolygon, or GeoPolyline on that MapView. Subsequently, you cannot interact with a polygon, line, or radius circle.

MKS: - JI: 477520

If you have a GeoLocation with a radius greater than 0, only the marker is rendered, not the radius circle.

MKS: - JI: 449197

GeoPolylines and GeoPolygons don't render if they cross 0, 180, or -180 degrees longitude or latitude.

MKS: - JI: 449189

Dotted and dashed edge styles don't render when you're using GeoDeviceLocation.

MKS: - JI: 449188

Dotted and dashed edge styles don't render when you're using GeoPolygon.

MKS: - JI: 449170

If you're using a GeoPolygon, inner boundaries don't render.

MKS: - JI: 441438

Generating static image maps with MapImageGenerator takes longer than intended.

MKS: - JI: 456191

When a mode change occurs, the service only sends and update stating the new mode, it does not send an update regarding the new policies for other settings that have changed due to the cascading effect of the mode change.

MKS: - JI: 422741

Sometimes the processStateChanged() signal from Application isn't emitted.

MKS: - JI: 468726

If you connect to the queryChanged() signal passing a QUrl, change the query with setQuery(), no signal is emitted.

MKS: - JI: 455645

Visually disabled items get highlighted when ListSelectionIndicator is set to highlight on SystemListDialog.

MKS: - JI: 466800

The networkOwnerIpAddress() and networkOwnerHardwareAddress() of WiFiDirect return empty strings.

MKS: - JI: 455682

Cascades maintains the visible and opacity properties of an ActivityIndicator. An ActivityIndicator becomes visible (opacity == 1) when it is running, and it is not visible (opacity == 0) when it is stopped. As a result, you should not read or set the visible and opacity properties of an ActivityIndicator. If you read or set the visible or opacity properties, it can cause unexpected results in your app.

MKS: - JI: 385110

In future releases, headless apps will have heap usage limit based on permissions set.

MKS: 7307034 JI: 377486

An InvokeTargetFilter allows you to set the MIME type as '*' and register the filter, even if the filter is restricted.

MKS: 7301823 JI: 389904

When reading a URI tag that contains ‘pin’, the BBM application doesn't handle the content of the tag, but the Smart Tags application does and invokes the URI.

MKS: 7128814 JI: 284877

An established TCP connection over the cellular network interface fails when Wi-Fi is enabled on a device that is initially connected to a mobile network with Wi-Fi disabled.

MKS: 6987098 JI: 86080

On the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator, if you connect the windowGroupInvisible() and processStateChanged() signals and then minimize the app, neither signal is emitted.

MKS: 6989397 JI: 468274

When you have an app with paid digital items listed on the BlackBerry World storefront and call the requestPrice() function, both a valid SKU value and a valid ID number are required in order to retrieve the price. However, the documentation states that only one of the ID or SKU is required in order to retrieve the price.

MKS: 6864069 JI: 85749

InvokeRequest.setMetaData() doesn't work correctly if a QByteArray as part of the QVariantMap is passed in.

MKS: 6828738 JI: 468275

Opening a large number of cards can cause the device to become unresponsive.

MKS: 6791208 JI: 149929

When you set a URL property for a QML object, file paths are case-sensitive when they should be case-insensitive. For example, “FILE:app/native/assets/contacts.json” and “file:app/native/assets/contacts.json” should be treated the same, but are not. Also, a URL that’s defined in QML may result in a URL that has part of the path duplicated.

MKS: 6761803 JI: 85463

When using cards in an app that is run on the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator, rotating the simulator may cause the UI to become distorted.

MKS: 6721747 JI: 149715

The API documentation for MenuItemInvokeParams.fileTransferMode() states that the file transfer mode will be applied if the scheme of the URI is "file:///". It should also note that the third forward slash represents the file path.

MKS: 6627992 JI: 196223

On the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator, if you start the controller from the installation folder and connect it to the simulator, then launch an app, you may not be able to switch the charging state to "charging."

MKS: 6593094 JI: 84881

When you add a custom URI to an InvokeTargetFilter and then retrieve the list of custom attributes, the size of the custom attribute list is reported as 0. The documentation does not specify that the returned size will be 0.

MKS: 6557112 JI: 134626

Progress toasts sometimes time out incorrectly when show() or exec() is called repeatedly.

MKS: 6488711 JI: 383271

On the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator, if you're using the SdCardInfo API, the SD card channel requires access_shared permissions, but no permissions should need to be set.

MKS: 6218365 JI: 381328

The move() function of QListDataModel moves items incorrectly. If the 'from' index is lower than the 'to' index, the item is moved to the 'to' index minus 1.
Workaround: If you're moving to any index except for the last, move to an index expected plus one. There is no way to move to the last index with this issue present.

MKS: 5868072 JI: 381230

Invoking multiple cards while in landscape mode distorts the user interface.

MKS: 5731088 JI: 376903

When a card is closed, InvokeManager::peekEnded() signal is emitted twice. It should only be emitted once.

MKS: 3212561 JI: 381183

Classes that inherit DataModel, such as GroupDataModel, QListDataModel, and XmlDataModel, are missing some description information for implemented superclass functions, such as childCount(), hasChildren(), type(), and data().

MKS: 5814025 JI: 393763

Sometimes when editing JavaScript, code completion displays no proposals when there are proposals to display, including on console functions (such as the console.debug() function) or math functions (such as the Math.sin() function). The functions still work at runtime though.

MKS: 6040525 JI: 393784

On Windows 7 64 bit, QML Preview may fail to render ListView components when zooming.

MKS: 6042185 JI: 393786

The conditional breakpoint doesn't work in both a JavaScript section of a QML file and a JavaScript function of a JavaScript file.

MKS: 6902394 JI: 393915

The lupdate tool does not correctly handle files with names containing more than one dot.
Workaround: Do not use more than one dot when naming project files.

MKS: 6337174 JI: 467325

When using the Memory Analysis Tool to analyze Cascades projects, the Memory Problems view takes longer than expected to populate the errors.

MKS: - JI: 428692

The inputAllowed property of MultiSelectHandler doesn't display in QML editor.

MKS: - JI: 432658

QML preview doesn't render text initially when a ForeignWindowControl is in the UI.

MKS: - JI: 448858

Compiling a project with an mkbuild in command prompt sometimes results in a BundleException and SWTException.

MKS: - JI: 461951

If you debug multiple projects at once, only the first project will hit breakpoints you set.

MKS: - JI: 436711

In ValueA11ySpecialization, the maxValueText(), minValueText() and valueText() properties are not NULL by default as documented.

MKS: 6880952 JI: 381521

The code that allows internal and 2.5 party applications to use custom Emoticons may potentially cause an app crash.

MKS: - JI: 461658

Currently, the category type for headless apps is incorrectly returned as “service”. In the future, the proper type will be returned.

MKS: 6172139 JI: 150783

There is missing documentation on QtNfcSubset classes including some enumerations and constructors in QNdefRecord, QNdefMessage, QNdefNfcSmartPosterRecord, QNdefNfcTextRecord, and QNdefNfcUriRecord.
Workaround: Look at the respective header files in the installation folder of the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK.

Cascades Builder


MKS: - JI: 461951

If you debug multiple projects at once, only the first project will hit the Javascript breakpoints you set.

MKS: - JI: 454892

If you have Qt libraries installed in your Windows-based computer, sometimes QML preview may fail.
Workaround: Uninstall any extra Qt libraries found in your system32 and syswow64 folders.

MKS: - JI: 432658

QML preview doesn't render text initially when a ForeignWindowControl is in the UI.

MKS: - JI: 428692

The inputAllowed property of MultiSelectHandler is incorrectly marked as an error, even though it valid. The error can be safely ignored.

MKS: 6902394 JI: 393915

The lupdate tool does not correctly handle files with names containing more than one dot.
Workaround: Do not use more than one dot when naming project files.

MKS: 6337174 JI: 467325

When using the Memory Analysis Tool to analyze Cascades projects, the Memory Problems view takes longer than expected to populate the errors.

MKS: 6040525 JI: 393784

On Windows 7 64 bit, QML Preview may fail to render ListView components when zooming.

MKS: - JI: 462100

Adding or removing source or header files doesn't automatically update the project's config.pri file.

MKS: - JI: 467743

Components that derive from CustomControl do not display accessibility warnings correctly.

MKS: - JI: 461229

In the QML editor, if you clon the editor, make an edit, close the clone, and then edit the original, pressing the Enter key after any opening bracket does nothing.

MKS: - JI: 460850

In order to do C/C++ debugging for a Cascades app in the work space, you have to disable JavaScript debugging.

Cascades Exporter plug-in for Adobe Photoshop


MKS: - JI: 508525

When using Cascades Exporter with an installation of Adobe Photoshop that uses French as the default language, a "Problem null" dialog might be displayed when you export a project, indicating that the export process fails.

BBM Social Platform


MKS: 6515937 JI: 389356

When the Connect to BBM permission (Settings > Security and Privacy > Application Permissions) is toggled from enabled to disabled or from disabled to enabled, the registration and permission states are not updated. This issue relates to 6118318.
Workaround: Restart the app if permissions have been modified.

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Last updated: October 17, 2013