2 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2017 2:43 PM by fred@kca-inc.com

    Tooltips don't show in Inspector moving from FM13 to FM16


      I am migrating a large application from FM 13 to FM 16.  The Tooltips attached to graphics and rectangles cannot be edited in the Inspector.  The Tooltip field in the Inspector is grayed out and not selectable.  They do display/work in the application and on WebDirect but cannot be edited.  Tooltips on Edit Boxes seem to work and be editable.  I added a new graphic and the Tooltip works fine.  This appears to be a migration problem from FM13 to FM16.  Any workarounds?




        • 1. Re: Tooltips don't show in Inspector moving from FM13 to FM16

          In FM16, you are expected to use the new Layout Object Explorer (LOE) to make formatting changes, or at least to first select the layout object that you'd like to modify.  It's much more complicated to make such changes in 16, but it is also theoretically much more powerful then in 15.


          Perhaps you have these layout objects set to be a button, or with visibility or other certain settings that bring these objects over from 15 as a one-item "group".  FM 16 sees these as a group and won't let you format the button group (or other "artificial" groups) directly.  Using the Layout Object Explorer, you can select the specific object(s) within the group you'd like to format.


          There is a keyboard shortcut you can use if you prefer not to open the Layout Object Explorer.  You can click on the layout object you know to be a grouped object, and then use the tab key to tab through the group's contained objects.  In the case of a field or text object formatted as a button, you would assume there is only one object in the group (i.e. the actual field or text object), so selecting the object and then hitting the tab button once should land you on that field or text object and allow formatting.



          • 2. Re: Tooltips don't show in Inspector moving from FM13 to FM16

            Thanks Howard,

            That was the hint I needed.  It appears that those objects brought over from FM 13 are now grouped (not sure with what) so I have to ungroup them to see the individual settings.  The problem is that when I ungroup them, I have to re-establish the button and hide settings.  There are hundreds of these buttons in the app.  Oh well.  I know what I need to do now


            Thanks for the help