Running the BlackBerry emulator is similar to running the Android Emulator. The option is launched from the "play" menu in App Explorer and Project Explorer, and automatically appears for all projects with BlackBerry as a deploy target, The following options need to exist for the launch configuration:
- Simulator: This dropdown selects the simulator which will run your application. We've selected the 9550 simulator by default, as it has a touch interface, and is the easiest to drive with a mouse and keyboard
- Filter: This filters the amount of log output in the developer window based on the level selected. Info is default, Debug shows more than Info, and Trace shows more than Debug. With Blackberry Debug is normally as low as you need to go, Trace will have a lot of simulator messages that won't be useful in normal circumstances.
- Launch button: click this button to launch the selected Blackberry Simulator.
- Clear SDCard: Clear the sdcard on the next simulator launch. If you receive a "ControlledAccessException" while launching your app, you should stop the simulator, and click this on the next launch.
One the emulator launches, suggest showing a pop-up (which may be dismissed in future runs) that shows the user how to start their app:
"Locate your application in the "Downloads" section of the main Blackberry menu. You can do this by hitting the Blackberry key on the simulator, selecting the "Downloads" folder, and selecting your application."