TonyWhite

A popover in a portal can contain...

Discussion created by TonyWhite on Sep 20, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2016 by krheinlander

Hi All,

 

The NYFMP.org user group recently hosted an excellent presentation by Marianne Carroll... The Power of the Popover:
http://nyfmp.org/2016/09/07/meeting-thursday-september-15th-2016-at-apple-store-grand-central/

One of the topics that was discussed was...
What CAN a popover in a portal contain?

As you can see from the links below, there is some confusion in the documentation...

1. Here from a FileMaker, Inc. help page
https://www.filemaker.com/help/14/fmp/en/html/create_layout.9.41.html
[begin excerpt]
You cannot place a slide control in a portal. However, you
can place a slide control in a popover within a portal.
[end excerpt]

2. Here from page 219 of the FileMaker TRAINING SERIES Master the essentials of FileMaker 13 (FTS_Advanced for FileMaker 13.pdf)
[begin excerpt]
When the popover button is located within a portal row, the popover object's context is an extension of the portal row. A popover button that is located inside a portal
cannot contain a portal, slide control, or tab control.
[end excerpt]

3. Here from page 224 (229 in the PDF) of the FileMaker Training Series FileMaker 14 Advanced (fts_advanced_fm14_en.pdf)
[begin excerpt]
When the popover button is located within a portal row, the popover object's context is an extension of the portal row. A popover button that is located inside a portal
cannot contain a portal, slide control, or tab control.
[end excerpt]


4. Here from page 214 (220 in the PDF) of the FileMaker Training Series FileMaker 15 Advanced (fts_advanced_fm15_en.pdf)
[begin excerpt]
When the popover button is located within a portal row, the popover object's context is an extension of the portal row. A popover button that is located inside a portal
cannot contain a portal, slide control, or tab control.
[end excerpt]

It would be useful to have some clarification on:
* what a popover in a portal can contain.
* what a popover that is NOT in a portal can contain.

Tony White

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