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Creating an MMS Message

Creating an MMS message using the Toolkit is also a snap. Simply select the File/New... menu option, select the "Messaging" tab, and then select the MMS message. Doing this will present the dialog box shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3Figure 3 reating a new MMS message.

After entering in an email address to send the message to (or Internet host address or global phone number) and a Subject for the message, clicking Next will produce a new screen asking you to select files to include in the message (see Figure 4). To make things easy, I selected the gol.gif file included as a sample with the Toolkit.

Figure 4Figure 4 Attaching multimedia files to the message.

The final screen of the MMS Wizard will allow you to choose the SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) XML file to be used to control the presentation of your message. I chose the Auto-generate SMIL file option and then selected the Finish button. This transferred me to the Toolkit's MMS editor (see Figure 5), in which I could have chosen to modify one or more of the message's properties.

Figure 5Figure 5 Toolkit's MMS editor.

Because both the MMS files and the accompanying SMIL files are verified to be fully standards-compliant, the Toolkit takes the guesswork out of MMS for developers wanting to test MMS software. In order to actually send the MMS message and view it on a device, you must have downloaded and installed a separate MMS-compatible emulator from Forum Nokia.

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