14 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 3:50 PM by JimMac

    Radio Buttons can have Multiple Selections

    JimMac

      Summary

      Radio Buttons can have Multiple Selections

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      FMP 12v4 and before

      Operating system version

      MacOS 10.7.5 and Windows 7 reports same issue

      Description of the issue

      Radio Buttons should only be single select.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Make any text field a Radio Button on a layout with more than one value.  Hold down shift key and you can select all of them.
      Try a simple YES NO  value list with Radio Buttons... 
      Does selecting both with Shift modify mean MAYBE?

      Expected result

      One station or button at a time, thus Apple's name of Radio Station button.  I have been shown that FMP allows the Shift Key to extend to multiple selections.  This is a major infraction of Human Interface Guidelines for Apple products.  I have not tried that on Pop_Up Menues but it would be the same problems.
      Try a simple YES NO  value list with Radio Buttons... 
      Does selecting both with Shift modify mean MAYBE?

      Actual result

      I will have to reprogram all Radio Button to prevent more than one selection

      Workaround

      This is a possible workaround the works if and only if the Database Auto Entry matches a Layout definition of a Radio Button field.
      Work around by... raybaudi

      Auto entry by calculation and Uncheck Do not replace existing value

      GetValue ( Self ; ValueCount ( Self  ) )