1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 7, 2012 7:40 AM by Steve Wright

    Pro 12v2 Portals and Tab Controls

    Steve Wright


      Pro 12v2 Portals and Tab Controls


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows 7 / Mac OSX

      Description of the issue

      If a tab control is added as the front most object on the layout and placed over a portal with at least 1 invisible tab (no background / borders) scrolling the portal with the mouse scroll wheel no longer works.

      You can still scroll using the scroll bars (as expected) and hover states of rows in a portal work too, in fact I think its only the mouse wheel scrolling which fails.

      Another issue is if this layout is opened in FileMaker Go, the portal will display in front of the tab panel.

      The new tab panel behaviour teases you with possibilities, such as overlays / info windows, but with these two issues it becomes impractical to use it other than the FM11 way. :(

      *Edit: tested on Mac OSX 10.8 and the same issue is present.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create a simple layout with a portal.
      Add a tab control so it completely covers the portal
      Set at least one tab to be invisible (no borders / background)

      Expected result

      The portal to scroll with the mouse wheel, since mouse detection is working based on hover states still working.

      Actual result

      The portal can only be scrolled by manually clicking the scroll bars.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear




        • 1. Re: Pro 12v2 Portals and Tab Controls
          Steve Wright

          A sample file can be downloaded here:


          This shows two portals, one with the 'overlay' idea which prevents scrolling of the portals.


          I really hope the dev team get to see this and are able to fix it, because It can allow so much more to be done, especially where opening new windows on 'MS Windows' is just an ugly experience when compared to Mac OSX.  The above example is just a simple one, but still a great one!