Your OS? Version? FMP version?
Other development tools such aa ??? Links???
So developer or user? can change the color of text? graphic elements? or ??
It seems to me, without exact specifics, that you are leaving the database applicaiton and talking database publishing or database merging into desktop publishing.
OS - Both MS and Mac
Version MS- XP and above
Versions Mac - well the most recent ones in use.
when i was googling i just found out some links such as
its for development. i want to include a colour picker field in a layout. you know the drop down thingy which has loads of colours which allows the user to select any colour they want. im wondering how to do it.
The color picker is already accessible via the inspector so you can already use the color picker "for development". Can you give an example of how you want to use this? ( I think we may be defining the phrase "for development" differently here...)
for an example.
lets say a layout which deals with a Brand of "Wall Paint". to make it more simpler well lets say there are only two fields in the layout and the first field would be an edit box to type in the name of the colour. and after that there comes the "Colour Picker" where you click the small drop down kind of arrow thing and select the most suiting colour from that.
yeah the kind of thing in the inspector is the type of tool which im refering to. i want to know whether we can use that sort of tool in a layout.
you know like there are edit boxes, drop downs, check box, etc etc where we can drag and drop onto a layout. likewise i want to include a colour picker. obviously i dont thing we can drag and drop it because its not there in the tool bar. if there is anyother way?
It is in the formatting tool bar and also in the inspector. You select a field or other layout object and then you have color pickers for both the border and the fill. This feature was redesigned for FileMaker 12. Are you still using FileMaker 11 (a good idea if you are BTW)?
yep im still using FileMaker11
and no i think youv got me wrong. im not asking where i could find the colour picker i want to know if i could create a colour picker field in a layout. thats what i was trying to with the example. something like to have two fields and one as a edit box and u write down a name of a colour and you have a colour picker field next to it where you can select a similar colour for that and store it in the database. hope you get what im saying. im very much straght forward language what i want is to have a colour picker field in a layout. the same kind of tool you have pointed out in the screenshot. i want to have one of those in the layout as a field. is it possible? may be once i select a colour from the picker the hexadecimal value of that colour will be stored in that field in the database but in the interface it will just show you the colour.
I understood that you wanted it in the layout, but didn't understand WHY you want it in the layout when you already have access to it elsewhere. That's the only place you need it for "development".
It sounds like you want to assign color to a field while in browse mode which is a data entry task--not a 'development' task.
There isn't a built in tool you can use like that, but you may be able to approximate something. It depends on how many different colors you want, the full range from the system color picker would not likely be possible.
hmmm allryt den. but what about but you may be able to approximate something? whats that your refering to?
If that is all you need, then great!
What I had in mind was a series of buttons that specified a fill color for the field. That can be done though only for a limited number of colors. A drop down with a list of color names also works for that. All of these are not nearly as capable as using the color picker, but could be used to control fill color for a field in your database.
The easiest way to set that up is to build a series of conditional format expressions for the field in question that specify different fill colors:
YourTable::Color = "Red" // specify the red fill color
YourTable::Color = "Blue" // specify the blue fill color
and so forth....
The buttons or value list are then used to specify the value of the "color" field.