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Cannot edit hide object attribute after making object a button

Question asked by emory_brown on Aug 4, 2014
Latest reply on May 26, 2015 by realgrouchy

Summary

Cannot edit hide object attribute after making object a button

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13.03

Operating system version

OSX 10.9.4

Description of the issue

After making an object into a button in layout mode, you can no longer edit the hide attribute calculation in the inspector for that object.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a text object in layout mode.
Add a hide object attribute (Example: 1)
Go to Button Setup... and tie a script to the object.
Try to edit the hide object attribute in inspector.

Expected result

Should be able to see the hide attribute in the inspector.

Actual result

Hide attribute is blank, but object still has "eye" icon, indicating the attribute still exists.

Workaround

Apply Hide Object attribute after creating the button.
Also pressing the "ungroup" button removes the button and allows editing of the hide calculation again.

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