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June 19, 2009

What’s New In MIDP 3.0 ? Part 16: Scalable MIDlet Icons

Filed under: Java, JME, MIDlets, MIDP, MIDP3 — Tags: , , , , , , — Simon Lewis @ 5:37 pm

A scalable image in SVG Tiny format can be specified as the icon for a MIDlet.

This can be done at installation time by using a


attribute corresponding to the


used to specify the MIDlet itself.

The value of the attribute should be the relative pathname of a file in the MIDlet Suite JAR containing the image.

The MIDlet-<n>-Scalable-Icon is a localizable attribute, so a locale specific scalable icon can be specified using a




If icons are specified using both a MIDlet-<n>-Scalable-Icon attribute and the corresponding MIDlet-<n>, attribute, then whether the scalable icon should be used in preference to the non-scalable icon, or vice-versa, is unspecified, as is whether it is actually legal to specify both.


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