Friday, April 04, 2008

Traditional Symbian OS UI application architecture

The traditional Symbian OS UI application architecture provides the most flexible approach to application UI construction. Traditional architecture is easier to port across different platforms. Traditional architecture is also the best choice for single-view applications, if launching the view from external applications is not required.

S60 platform applications that follow the traditional Symbian OS UI application architecture require:

1. A UI controller derived from CAknAppUi
Responsibilities are
a. It creates one or more CCoeControl-derived views.
b. It handles events, including enabling views to handle key events.
c. To switch between views, it creates and destroys or shows and hides views.
d. It handles menu commands.
e. It receives events such as layout and foreground notifications from the run-time environment.
2. 1 or more views derived from CCoeControl
Responsibilities are
a. Shows application data and state on the screen.
b. Receives user input.
c. Notifies the CAknAppUi-derived class of relevant events.
d. Often observes model changes (directly or via the UI controller) and updates the screen accordingly.


Unknown said...

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prassanna said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

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