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Object anchoring fails under certain conditions in Top Navigation part of layouts

Question asked by François Goulet on Jun 1, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2017 by TSGal

Summary

Object anchoring fails under certain conditions in Top Navigation part of layouts

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

14

Operating system version

OSX Yosemite 10.10.3

Description of the issue

An object (the Object) placed in the Top Navigation part of a layout and anchored to the right edge of the layout does not maintain it's position after running a script that goes to another layout and navigates back to the original layout when the window is zoomed in.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Insert a Top navigation part on a layout (Test Layout 1);

2. Place a text object (or a button, button bar, field, merge variable or merge field) in the Top Navigation part of the layout and position it near the right edge of the layout. ANCHOR THE OBJECT TO THE TOP AND RIGHT EDGE OF THE LAYOUT

3. Create a new layout and call it "Test Layout 2" (you can leave it blank);

4. Create a script (the Test Script) that simply tells FileMaker  (1) Freeze Window (2) go to Test  Layout 2 and (3) to come back to the original layout;

5. Navigate to Test Layout 1, set zoom level to 150% and adjust window (Resize to Fit) - OBSERVE THE POSITION OF THE OBJECT IN THE TOP NAVIGATION PART;

6. Run the Test Script - OBSERVE THE POSITION OF THE OBJECT IN THE TOP NAVIGATION PART (it should have drifted left)

Expected result

The object should remain anchored to the right edge of the layout

Actual result

The object drifts to the left

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

none

Workaround

Inserting a short pause script step in the Test Script fixes the problem although it causes the window to flicker:  (1) Freeze Window -  (2) go to Test  Layout 2 - (3) PAUSE (0,5 sec) - (3) to come back to the original layout

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