Toolbox

You can use the tools on the toolbox to create vector graphic shapes and text objects or you can change imported images in your BlackBerry® Composer project.

Icon

Tool

Shortcut

Description

Transformation

V

You can use the Transformation tool to select an object, move an object, or change the width and height of an object.

Select

Q

You can use the Select tool to reshape an object by moving a single anchor point or Bèzier control point.

Text

T

You can use the Text tool to create a text object.

Text on Curve

C

You can use the Text on Curve tool to create text on a curve.

Freehand

F

You can use the Freehand tool to draw free-form paths. Paths are closed automatically if you specify a fill color other than None.

Bézier

P

You can use the Bézier tool to draw curved lines.

Line

L

You can use the Line tool to draw a single straight-line path.

Polyline

O

You can use the Polyline tool to draw a continuous path that has one or more straight-line segments.

Rectangle

R

You can use the Rectangle tool to draw a rectangle shape.

Rounded Rectangle

N

You can use the Rounded Rectangle tool to draw a rectangle shape that has rounded corners.

Ellipse

E

You can use the Ellipse tool to draw ellipses or circles.

Arc

A

You can use the Arc tool to draw arcs.

Text Area Form

X

You can use the Text Area Form tool to create text fields that users can type information in.

Selection Form

S

You can use the Selection Form tool to create a drop-down list with predefined options, from which users can select an option.

Theme Button

You can use the Theme Button tool to create a button object that you can add to the home screen to start an application.

Camera

M

You can use the Camera tool to define the area of the canvas that the user views. By animating the view box area, you can create panning and zooming effects.

Hand

H

You can use the Hand tool to move the canvas in the project workspace.

Zoom

Z

You can use the Zoom tool to magnify the canvas.

Stroke swatch

You can use the Stroke swatch to specify the stroke color for a selected object or to specify the default stroke color for future objects.

Fill swatch

You can use the Fill swatch to specify the fill color for a selected object or to specify the default fill color for future objects.

Default colors

You can use the Default colors button to change the Stroke and Fill swatches to the default values. The default stroke value is black and the default fill value is white.

No color

You can use the No color button to change the Fill swatch to no color.

Swap fill and stroke

You can use the Swap fill and stroke button to switch the color values of the Fill and Stroke swatches.

Simulator

You can use the Simulator button to start the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator to test your project.

Note:
The keystroke shortcuts are unavailable in the following situations:
  • when the BlackBerry Composer is in text-entry mode
  • when you type a value in a field in any of the panels
  • when you move the points on a polyline or Bézier object
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