For some odd reason the buttons in the bar are not as customizable as regular buttons. You may need to switch to regular buttons. The pressed stated affect the color when the button is pressed.
Since the conditional formatting of the object does NOT respect the state (active, etc.) Perhaps you can set the conditional formatting formula to
1 = 1
and make the background white
p.s. Since there are several Ideas posted to someday make the Conditional Formatting respect the states, you using the work-around "as is" now may not work in future - but that's ONLY if they really make the change.
Unless I'm missing something, it should be possible to achieve what you want.
Judging by the screen shot, it's the button bar icon that becomes black, not the actual segment. You can set the Button Bar: Icon Fill for the Active state to the same color as the other states. Button bar icons require a fill color; you can't set it to none, though you can sort get around this by setting the alpha channel to 0.
It could help if you could upload a sample file illustrating the issue.
If I'm understanding the issue properly, I think CamelCase_data is on the right track.
In a Button Bar, the segment that was last click is then kept in an "Active" state. It seems you may just want to match your Button Bar Segment's "Active" and "Inactive" states, but change up the "Hover", "Pressed", and "In Focus" states for visual effect.
As schamblee mentioned some users will also use Individual Buttons rather than a Button Bar. This gives you more direct control over how each button works.
I hope this helps!
I am using a buttonbar because the buttons are dynamic and they resize based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the house. Will try some of the suggestions.
I've done some testing. Select 'Button Bar: Segment, ', then Select 'Active', then set your fill color.
That was the problem. Thanks for your wonderful support. This community forum is incredible. I am really happy to be apart of it.