System requirements for the Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio




2 GHz or faster processor

4 GB RAM or more

4 GB or more of available hard disk space

Graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 support and DirectX 9 capability

Monitor resolution display of 1024 x 768 or higher

Operating system

Windows 8.1 64-bit

Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit


Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012 SDK


Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013 SDK

BlackBerry 10 Native SDK

Development environment BlackBerry 10 device or BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator
  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

    Now featuring a filter control, the Sample apps tab allows you to search for samples by name or by feature.

    Select either the Core or Cascades radio buttons to display the samples relevant to you.

  3. 3. Educate yourself

    The Documentation tab contains tons of examples, tutorials, and best practices to guide you along the path towards building an awesome app.

    You can access all the documentation that you need in the left-hand navigation.

  4. 4. Start developing

    The Reference tab is where you'll find essential details about how to use our APIs.

    You can use the left-hand navigation to choose how you would like to browse the reference: by module, by topic, or alphabetically. If you have an idea of what you are looking for, start typing it in the Filter box.