0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2012 11:18 AM by philmodjunk

    Layout Object Visibility Control



      Layout Object Visibility Control


      I've collected a number of different methods for dynamically controlling the visibility of objects on a FileMaker layout in a single demo file where you can see how they work and better understand the trade offs to each.

      Methods demonstrated:

      Conditional format text size change: Shows how a size of 500 makes text and data disappear. This is usually better than changing the text color to match the background.

      Invisible portal: Shows how manipulating the values in the relationship's key fields makes items in the portal appear and disappear.

      Invisible Tab Control: Shows how script triggers can perform a script that uses go to object to select tab panels in an invisible tab control to make items appear and disappear.


      There's a field with a border where both the field contents and the border's visibility are controlled by conditional format expressions.

      There's a button that simulates dynamically enabling/disabling a button via condtional formatting and scripting.