Tools panel (XAML)
You can use the Tools panel to create and modify objects in your application.
You create the objects by selecting a tool and then drawing on the artboard with your mouse. You can use path editing tools to create and edit paths. You can also change the objects on the artboard by using adorners, or you can modify their properties in the Properties panel.
The Tools panel when you work on a Windows Store app built using XAML
Selection tools Use to select elements. The Direct Selection tool, located under the Selection tool, is used to select nested elements.
Gradient and Brush Transform tools
View tools Use to adjust the view of the artboard, such as panning and zooming.
Path editing tools Pen, Pencil
Brush tools Use to work with the visual attributes of an object, such as transforming a brush, painting an object, or selecting the attributes of one object to apply them to another object.
Shape tools Rectangle, Ellipse, Line
Object tools Use to draw the most common objects on the artboard, such as paths, shapes, layout panels, text, and controls.
Layout panels Grid, Canvas, StackPanel, ScrollViewer, Border, Viewbox
Asset tools Use to access the Assets panel and to show the most recently used asset from the library.
Text controls TextBlock, TextBox, PasswordBox
Common controls Button, CheckBox, ComboBox, ListBox, RadioButton, ScrollBar, Slider