Release notes for BlackBerry Native Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio (version 1.0 Gold)

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Known issues


A warning relating to the Linker's OutputFile property value appears on Build. This warning does not affect the build or deployment process.


If you continue execution after hitting breakpoints, debugging works as expected and stops at each subsequent breakpoint. If you continue execution after stepping through breakpoints, some subsequent breakpoints will be skipped. (201809)


If you deploy an application in non-development/signed (Release) mode and then redeploy it in development/unsigned (Debug) mode, the subsequent deployment fails, as blackberry-deploy attempts to overwrite a signed application, which is read only.
Workaround: Manually delete the signed application from the device and then redeploy it.


The bar-descriptor.xml file editor strips out all comments when you open the bar-descriptor.xml file
Workaround: Save the file.


Opening a bar-descriptor.xml file using File > Open (or CRTL-O) while the project tree is not open in the solution causes errors.


Changes made to the bar-descriptor.xml file are not reflected on the device.
Workaround: Manually remove the application from the device and deploy the application again.


On Windows 8, unable to run a macro when a breakpoint is hit.

Last Modified: February 24, 2014

  1. 1. Download the tools

    Before you start developing, you'll need to visit the Downloads tab. Here you'll find downloads for the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK, BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator, and some other useful tools.

  2. 2. Try the sample apps

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  3. 3. Educate yourself

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  4. 4. Start developing

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