2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2009 10:05 AM by jmfeeney

    FMP10 field badges in layout mode

    jmfeeney

      Summary

      FMP10 field badges in layout mode

      Description of the issue

      FileMaker Products Tested: FileMaker Pro 10 AdvancedOperating Systems Tested: Windows XP SP2Detailed Issue Description:FileMaker does not concurrently show the field "badges" for tooltips and script triggers in layout mode. If a field is defined to have both tooltips and script triggers, the "badge" icons are not shown side by side. Even worse, is that the tooltip "badge" appears over top of the script trigger "badge." This can result in the field being duplicated at a later time without any indication that a potentially dangerous script trigger is lurking within the duplicated field. Also, the new tooltip "badge" is more difficult to see in FMP10. The layout "badge" was a brighter yellow-orange color in FMP9 and the additional grey colored "T" on the "badge" in FMP10 makes in stand out even less on layouts that use a lot of grey tones, and particularly when showing "Buttons" and "Non-printing objects" in layout mode. Expect Behavior:A field should display both "badges" for tooltips and script triggers side by side. If this cannot be done then the script trigger "badge" should either appear on top of the tooltip "badge," or instead of the tooltip "badge," since it can be the more dangerous of the two. Exact Steps To Reproduce Issue:Enter Layout modeSelect View > Show > Script TriggersSelect View > Show > TooltipsSelect View > Show > ButtonsSelect View > Show > Non-printing objects Compare appearance in FMP9 to changes in FMP10 (worse)

        • 1. Re: FMP10 field badges in layout mode
          TSGal

          jmf:

           

          Thank you for your post.

           

          I have forwarded your entire post to our Development and Software Quality Assurance (Testing) department so they are aware of this issue.

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc. 

          • 2. Re: FMP10 field badges in layout mode
            jmfeeney
              

            TSGal:

             

            I was mistaken about the tooltip badge and the script trigger badge not showing up simultaneously on a field. I had inadvertently assigned a tooltip to a transparent object that was on top of the field instead. Thus, I couldn't see the script trigger badge underneath. My bad!

             

            However, I still think the tooltip badge was easier to discern on a busy layout in FMP9, so that critique still stands. Thanks.