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Use of Old and New Composers with 5.0 Theme Builder
I wanted to share with you all how dumb I was using the new Theme Studio 5.0 !
When I first cranked the new Studio up, I just read my older Composer files into the new Composer and fed them to the new Theme Builder. Everything was cool. Then I tried to add new buttons using the new Composer on the old Composer files. Is no workie.
You cannot use the New Composer (NC) to modify files made by the Old Composer (OC) and expect the New Theme Builder to accept them (other than just passing them through without modification).
You CAN continue to use the OC to make changes and feed its files to the New Theme Builder.
To use the NC on an existing custom HomeScreen, carefully document your work and the location of all icon files and then delete everything and reload icon by icon., etc. Sounds bad, but most all your work is constructing the icon files anyway.
Below are some results of adding some new buttons to my Zen Tesla Theme.
Here are the Third Party module name I used in both the New and Old Composers:
BBM - net_rim_bb_qm_peer
VZNav - VZNavigator_v4_2_22_72_480x360t
Maps - net_rim_bb_lbs
Google Maps - GoogleMaps
BlackStar - BlackStar
Memos - net_rim_bb_memo_app
Camera - net_rim_bb_camera
Opera - operetteb$2dhifi
VideoCam - net_rim_bb_videorecorder
Messages - net_rim_bb_messaging_app
WF - WellsFargo41
Nasa - com_jfisher_webshortcut6_app
AWRadar - com_jfisher_webshortcut3_app
Spam - com_jfisher_webshortcut2_app
Mail - com_jfisher_webshortcut1_app
WSJ - WSJournal_470_en_app
Reuters - Reuters_470_en_app
Browser - net_rim_bb_browser_daemon
FMPro - FileManagerPro
Options - net_rim_bb_options_app
Invisible are two DAO icons: BerryWeather and a link to the skunk-works folder I call The CON. I need see if BW is better behaved now.
Notice how VZN sweetly coughed up their module name. Opera is still not working.