Symbian UI with rotation

Symbian Belle UI can rotate between the portrait and landscape layout. This section describes the guidelines for designing landscape-aware application user interfaces. On the whole, the primary guideline in the Symbian platform is that no specific UI design is necessary for landscape orientation and mode. Instead, applications designed according to the guidelines described in this section should work in both landscape orientation and with the default portrait orientation. This section does, however, describe some exceptions to this rule.

Figure: UI rotated to landscape in Calendar application

Figure: UI rotated to landscape in Settings application

Using portrait and landscape layouts in applications

Switching between portrait and landscape layouts is handled in the application and UI frameworks using layout change events.