Hi, how can I make transparent icons?
1. What OS (& version)?
2. What version of FMP?
3. "make" means: create new icons, or change existing button icons (such as conditionally)?
Older versions and also the latest:
you can create a PNG graphic with a transparent background in a paint program. Insert it onto your layout as a picture and use button set up in the format menu to turn it into a "grouped button object".
Last few versions:
You can create svg graphics and import them into the icon library. PNGs can also be imported.
You can also draw a transparent rectangle on the layout to turn into a button or you can put a regular button on the layout and select a transparent fill color.
FM 16 / on iPhone & Windows.
create new transparent icon.
I want to have image an on the image have transparent icons, means I can see picture under icons.
NOTE: icons means buttons.
Note the following example image. To make it, I did the following:
Used the button tool to add a button to the layout.
Selected an icon (large black X) as its icon.
Then went to the inspector's appearance tab and selected "no fill" as the icon's appearance setting.
Then moved the button over on top of an existing picture object on my layout to show that the button is transparent and the background images show through.
Had I chosen to do so, I could have adjusted size and position of both button and graphic so that the graphic looked like it was part of the button.
But now when I press the button, button hide and I see just the picture.
There are different settings for each "state" of a button. In Layout mode, select the button and open Inspector. There are a few drop-down menus under the "Appearance" tab (& under the Theme and Style values). "States" is the second drop-down with:
Check what settings you have for each state!
beverly, I know that but as philmodjunk, said I put the button on my container field and now when I press the button, the button goes back and I just see my picture (my container field)
1. did you follow phil's advice correctly?
2. did you check the setting on the states? You may wish to post the screenshots of each of those here.
Screenshots of all of them would help us help you!
until now is okay but when I want to press the button, the button goes back
I provided general info, Beverly then supplied important details that you also need to follow. A button has several "states" as listed in her post. Each state has its own appearance settings. You'll need to set appearance settings for each by selecting the state from the drop down in the inspector and then setting the "fill".
please send me a picture.
please help me to find the best way, I can't-do this work yet!
We have asked you to post pictures of all the states that you have set for your button. Can you do that so you may get better answers?
This is the popup menu for the different parts of a button bar:
And this is the menu for the different states of the part of the button bar you are editing:
Look at FileMaker Help for a description of what each of these states mean. Also, experiment. You will learn a lot from trial and error.
aliabbassipro wrote: beverly, I know that but as philmodjunk, said I put the button on my container field and now when I press the button, the button goes back and I just see my picture (my container field)
Are you asking about how to make the button go away after it's used? You can use Hide for that. You can also make the container field a button with a script that works differently depending on whether the container field has something in it or not.
Your button "Action" may be "Do Nothing", then click go through to object under button (container field in your case) and activate (bring forward) it.
As you see why I haven't your options?
Peter shows an example of a button BAR. You show an example of a button.
Your screenshot shows all the options you need for formatting the button and it's icon in the various states of Normal, Hover, Pressed and Active. Check the 'Fill' and 'Line' settings for each state.
And, as user19752 has said, if your button has no action attached to it, then when you click it, it will not work - it will disappear as focus is given to the container field behind it (as long as the container field does allow access in Browse Mode).
The button needs to have a 'Single Step' or 'Perform Script' action assigned to it in the 'Button Setup'... as shown here the button action is currently set to 'Do Nothing', and this has to be changed:
As philmodjunk points out, I showed the inspector for a button bar tool, not a button. However, I'm sure that you can see that there are various states -- i.e. Normal, Hover, Pressed, In Focus -- for a button, which is what I was trying to illustrate.
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