In WM 6.5 the bottom toolbar is now part of the OS.
In the Compact Framework I use this to hide it:
In the FormLoad function:
Me.MaximizeBox = False
Me.MinimizeBox = False
Me.ControlBox = False
Me.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None
Me.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized
I have also heard that adding a blank button to the menu bar over crowds it and so nothing shows.
It may give you some hints to what to do with Rho.
Thanks Jeff, but I don't know what I should put in the Rho code to make this happen. Typically the application.rb file is used to adjust those settings, but I couldnt figure out what to do in order to accomplish the notes mentioned in my screenshots. Anyone can help?
Guys, can anyone help please? (please see my original questions)
How to remove the bottom bar in WIM6.5 to display my toolbar? and how to make the toolbar look nice just like other platforms?
I'll try to answer your original questions:
1) The app should be full screen by default, try setting <FullScreen VALUE="1"/> in your config.xml and full_screen = 1 in your config.txt.
2) Barcode API does work on WM6.5 and will use the Motorola Decode algorithms to decode barcodes. Personally I'd recommend using the more functional Scanner API, which you can also access from Ruby (http://docs.rhomobile.com/rhoelements/scanner), as it is more configurable on Motorola Devices (plus I wrote it!) Moving forward we'll be aligning APIs like this to make things less confusing.
Tab bar does not work on WM6.5. There's a release note for that but I don't read those things myself either
Thanks for answering my questions... However I am confused about something now... what config.xml are you talking about? I am using the native Rho and not the shared runtime. are you saying that on WM6.5 even though I have a native app and I am opening it from the programs list, I would actually be opening the RhoElements shared runtime container that will be wrapping my app? I didn't get the relation of the other shared runtime files you mentioned (config.xml for example) to my native app. please shed some light on this for me. Thanks!!!
1)To remove the original WM bottom toolbar disappear,
for native application there is an Tag called full_screen in rhoconfig.txt which can be found at project folder of the native application.
full_screen can be configured to 0 or 1 in rhoconfig.txt before building the native application.
For Native application you can find the option you need inside the rhoconfig.txt file in the root directory of your project.
In particular you can take a look at the parameters:
open rhodes app in full screen mode
default 1 for Android up to Rhodes 2.2.5.
on all other platforms and on Android from Rhodes >2.2.5 default 0
full_screen = 1
show status bar on windows mobile. default 1
wm_show_statusbar = 0
Thanks Patro and Pietro