I’m not sure if this technique has been explored out on the inter-webs but I thought I’d share this with the FileMaker community at large. Creating a button bar by using repeating container fields is nothing new. Normally, you would put an invisible button on top of each repetition and it would perform the script. The repeating field allows you to cycle different graphic to show different buttons or different button states.
This is different, more powerful and ruthlessly simple. In this case, I’m using a repeating text field, there are no buttons, one OnObjectEnter script trigger and one very simple script. Here is a 11 minute long video that explores the process, please feel free to tell me what you think!
Repeating Field Dock (script trigger only)
More info about the author and FileMaker in general, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
© 2009 - Dwayne Wright - dwaynewright.com
The material on this document is offered AS IS. There is NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, expressed or implied, nor does any other contributor to this document. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. Consequential and incidental damages are expressly excluded. FileMaker Pro is the registered trademark of FileMaker Inc.
Help support this blog by considering a donating to its ongoing growth. For more details, please visit /donate.html