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Import Records folder dialog showing behind dialog and floating windows

Question asked by user5135 on Jul 20, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 20, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Pro Advanced 17.0.1

 

OS and version

Windows 8.1 Pro

 

Browser and version

NA

 

Hardware

NA

 

Description

Import Records folder dialog showing behind dialog and floating windows

 

How to replicate

1. Create a new FM file
2. Close the Manage Database dialog
3. Duplicate the default layout and name 'modal_dialog'
4. On the first layout add a Button layout item with the following spec

- Action: 'Single Step'

- Step: 'New Window'

- Window Style: 'Dialog'

- Layout: 'modal_dialog'

5. On the layout 'modal_dialog' add a Button layout item with the following spec

- Action: 'Single Step'

- Step: 'Close Window'

- Window to Close: 'Current Window'

6. Add a Button layout item with the following spec

- Action: 'Single Step'

- Step: 'Import Records'

- With dialog: 'Off'

- Specify data source: 'Folder'

7. Enter Browse mode and go to first (default) layout

8. Click 'Open Dialog' button

9. Click 'Import' button and the dialog will display behind the dialog window

 

If you change the Window Style in 'New Window' step to 'Document' then the dialog shows in front of the window correctly

 

Workaround (if any)

Use Get Directory step only with Document windows

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