If you make it a button that executes an empty script, you can apply the states.
I don't think the arrow color changes, does it? A gradient can't be reversed to allow for the visual cue of the button being pressed.
The rectangular area of the button may be applied states, but the actual picture color, stroke, etc can't change because its an imported .png
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:07:56 -0700
Subject: Re: Imported Picture Object States FM 12
No, you can't do that. You'd need to have two PNGs for that to work.
Nevermind. I figured it out:
I simply created a button with no color or fill.
In the normal state I filled the button with the png file (arrowleft).
In the hover state, I filled the button with another png file (arrowleft_1)
The arrow button changed color when it was hovered over.
I wish it was native in FM 12. Its so much easier to work inside the inspector rather than geting everything correct outside in photoshop.
What about using a rectangle, then setting its fill to different values depending on state?
Yeah, well, then you'd need Photoshop embedded inside FileMaker. And FileMaker would cost $2,000 a seat.
Glad it's working.
And if you are talking about ARROWS, then the glyphs for arrows (text!) can be used. And you can apply a text color...