1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 2, 2016 5:10 AM by jbrown

    Creating a transparent layout

    rmertzic

      Does anybody know how to create a layout with a transparent background? I'm looking to create a navigation layout where only the navigation icons are solid. I am looking to show only the layout frame. The background will be whatever is on the users Mac/Windows screen.

        • 1. Re: Creating a transparent layout
          jbrown

          Hello. You can't create a LAYOUT with a transparent background, but, if you have FileMaker 13 and greater, you can create a popover that is transparent.

          A colleague logicurio wrote a great blog post and made a tutorial about this technique. Your popover is transparent and 'slides' in and out of the layout you're on. Once the thing is set up on one layout you can use it everywhere.

           

          I used this technique a few times. It is a great way to show the navigation of a system.