Button Bar as Text Display Tool

Discussion created by BruceRobertson on Oct 4, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 4, 2015 by SteveNoble

The FileMaker 14 Button Bar interface tool is, among other things, an interface widget for displaying text that is the result of a calculation.

In this simple example, I have set up a button bar to display formatted text from the selected cell of a repeating field. It also acts as a popover tool to allow the repeating cell data to be entered and edited. Fully formatted text can be entered and displayed, complete with tab stops, text formatting, and of course, emoji.

There are a lot of creative things that will be done with this widget in the future, I'm sure.

This example allows for commentary and comparison of stored text to a live FileMaker portal.

The actual data structure in this example is minimal and not really complete for reporting.