2 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2017 10:05 AM by rgordon

    Alternative to tooltips for iOS

    user29424

      I've used tooltips on Mac and Windows to present results of a plethora of calculations and additional data all over a solution I've developed.

       

      Tooltips have been great at adding a dynamic layer of information without wasting screen real estate.

       

      Since tooltips don't work on iOS devices in Filemaker Go I've been thinking how I can present a similar layer of information without complicating either use or development/maintenance.

       

      This could be done using pop-overs, but I don't see that being very practical both in terms of development and maintenance of layouts.

       

      Any ideas/discussion around this would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Alternative to tooltips for iOS
          DavidZakary

          Popovers are probably the easiest way to do it. Instead of hard coding the text into the popover consider using a utility table that stores all the info. You could calculate the contents by calling the primary key of the "tooltip" via ExecuteSQL with an on-enter trigger so you wouldn't have to maintain relationships.

          • 2. Re: Alternative to tooltips for iOS
            rgordon

            Another option is to create multiple text objects for your tool tips. Position the objects where you want them And group the objects. Set the objects to be hidden unless a $$variable has a certain value. Create a button that sets the value to show the text objects.