Common Plazmic/Composer Problems making themes and solutions.
These are not all of the problems that can be found or had when making a theme these are just the questions that I have answered the most. I will add other problems and solutions as I come across them.
Hosting OTA Issue:
I have made a theme how do I make it OTA:
This is a two part solution, part 1: Make sure that you are using a hosting service that allows you to post your own .htacces file and the hosting service is using Linux. Part 2: You will need to use wordpad or notepad (both work) copy and paste the following text in the file.
AddType text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor jad
AddType application/java-archive jar
AddType application/vnd.rim.cod cod
If you don want to type it up yourself you can download this zip file.
SVG can not be rendered.
Many times this can be solved by checking your animation links on the bottom of your svg file. Usually you have two animations with the same "_anim_l1". Make sure that each animation has its on l#.
I created a hidden hotspot and it doesn't work.
This can be tricky but lets jump in. I usually create a box with no color or text in composer. Then highlight the box in the objects window on the right. Next right click on the highlited object and select convert to button. Next move to the inspector and in the Button Events area select on Activate. In the next window pick the icon to the furthest right, which is the Launch application icon. Below that you will have your choices, if it is a blackberry application select from option 1. If it is a third part application select option two and type in the cod name. If you want this to launch the application menu select option 3. If you want it to go in order of the applications in you application menu select option 4.
Objects are outside the boundaries.
This is fixed by checking not only the portriat view but also the landscape view. Make sure that you move objects around so that they do not go outside the edges of the screen. Also check the applicatins views as this can also cause problems.
Dial pad is cut off
This is fixed by changing the applications banner to no larger than 35. It may be different than this but that is the number that I use.
The homescreen navigation model does not allow the following focus points to be reached
Good news if your using a Storm (or any Touchscreen Blackberry), you can ignore this. If you designing a theme for a device that has a trackball you will need to go to the "Theme the Homescreen" button and go to Navigation. You can either have the theme create the links for you or you can customize the links yourself in the boxes.
My theme has a problem, when I go into the options menu I have a white line at the top of the banner.
The stock applications banner in plazmic is flawed, it has a transparent border at the top. To fix this open the banner in a image editing software and fill in this transparent border with the color of your choice.
Last edited by P3Designs; 08-02-2009 at 02:53 PM.
Great post P3 I threw it up in a sticky my man
Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )
Now if I had read these before.
Thanks P3 ver helpful post
Originally Posted by ealvnv
Yeah, I realize that not everyone has the time or patience to trial and error and why not share some of the secrects I've learned over time.
can somebody help me, when i make a theme with the standard OS 6 theme no problem but when i make a custom theme my blackberry says error, what am i doing wrong?
Theme for what device and what OS?
Originally Posted by henkdesteen
Are you able to get the custom theme to load?
Are you adding any type of SVG file to the homescreen?
Give me as much detail as you can as it could be many factors.
I have a bold 9700 running os6,
Originally Posted by Joe Jerde
The custom theme is with costum svg wich hotkeys, the theme will load on my bb, but like 10 secons after i activeted the theme i get hourglass and i'm bb will say error and rest
When you export the theme from Theme Studio do you get any errors? If so, what are they?
Originally Posted by henkdesteen
i found what was the problem , i just had to inject a cod from a older OS
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