#523 – Panning the Artboard in Blend

The Pan tool allows you to change the portion of the artboard that you are viewing, by sliding it to one side or the other.

Much easier than switching to the Pan tool, you can also pan by holding the spacebar down and dragging with the left mouse button held down.  This allows dragging the artboard in the desired direction and has the advantage of not switching to a new tool.  When you’re done dragging, the original tool is still selected.

As you drag with the spacebar held down, the cursor changes to the image of a hand.

The Pan tool on the tools panel can also be used to center the currently selected item in the artboard.  Just double-click on the Pan tool icon.  The currently selected object will be re-located to the center of the artboard, with the zoom level left the same.

About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: