The issue with the workaround is that you cant edit the line attributes of the tab panel (hide it),
But you can hide the tab control. Invisible tab controls are one of the "tricks in the trade" for making layout objects appear and disappear.
See this demo file for a bunch of different methods for making layout objects appear and disappear: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8levaz6deiyzjr8/LayoutObjectVisibilityControlDemo.fp7
In FileMaker 12, open this file from FileMaker's File menu in order to get a copy converted to the .fmp12 file format.
I will look into this...... If I can hide the tab panel frame lines while displaying the contents, this would work well. Being able to do the same with a field would be a better option.
NEW FEATURE V.5 : Field Properties edited via Object Scripting.
I have value lists assigned to a global field that displays dynamic variables per tab. When an item is selected, a script is triggered via data modification.
If I am understanding your response, its a decent work-around
Thanks for your response,
You can set the tab control borders to none to make the borders of the entire tab control invisible. What you can't do is have one visible tab panel and another Panel of the same control be invisible.