Andy Hibbs

Prevent Drag and Drop. Scrolling Protected Fields

Discussion created by Andy Hibbs on Aug 17, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 17, 2018 by Johan Hedman

It's Friday and this week a couple of old friends came up where we needed to:


  • Prevent drag and drop from one field to another, but still allow standard editing to ensure script triggers fired when data was entered or edited
  • Populate a log field, prevent editing, but allow selection of text and scrolling


The first seemed to be a neat trick but the solution to the second was so obvious I felt like finally taking my FileMaker Certification course (for v1.0). Who says you can't miss a trick after 30 years.


As we keep a central file to store 'neat tricks' I thought someone else might find these useful, or as mentioned in the attached file, avoid the embarrassment felt by moi.


The attached is low tech, has 2 layouts, 3 scripts and hopefully a couple of simple useful ideas.


Have a good weekend everyone.