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Posts: 745
Registered: ‎01-04-2009
My Device: 8300, 8800, 8700f, 9000

how to bold text?

hi, i know that i can simply bold text using Font and FontFamily, par example:

FontFamily _fontFamily; Font _font; try{ _fontFamily = FontFamily.forName(_fontName); _font = _fontFamily.getFont(FontFamily.SCALABLE_FONT, _fontSize).derive(Font.BOLD); LabelField _field = new LabelField(); _field.setFont(_font); }catch(Exception e){ }

and now, text that appears on the _field will be bold. but i would like to write a method that will bold the string.. par example: i want to add some text to the field, but i do not want all of it to be bold, only some, which i'll choose. is it possible to bold a string? so that i could then add to the field bolded (or not) stirng?

 

 

 kind regards

 

Developer
Posts: 984
Registered: ‎02-10-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: how to bold text?

I am not really sure if it is possible to bold any string without adding any field.

 

But you can use RichTextField to format text with different fonts.

 

How To - Format text in a RichTextField
http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/348583/800332/800505/800345/...

 

Regards

Bikas

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Posts: 16,992
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
My Carrier: O2 Germany

Re: how to bold text?

the setFont is called for the whole field, there is no way to have it only for your string.
i don't think you can easily implement this behaviour by overwriting paint, best use a field where it is already implemented as bikas suggested.
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Posts: 1,477
Registered: ‎12-30-2008
My Device: Torch 9810

Re: how to bold text?

I had the same link to post here which bikas suggested, before my lunch.. Agree with the above two posters..

 

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