3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 18, 2012 12:01 PM by davidanders

    Button 'Sets'

    JamesRothschild

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      Button 'Sets'

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           I often create my own Navigation Menus out of Graphic Buttons.

           Is there a way to create a MASTER Set of Graphic Buttons and use it on multiple Layouts, so that I can update this MASTER Set of Graphic Buttons and all all Layouts are updated that use that?

        • 1. Re: Button 'Sets'
          robdownunder

               You're not the first to ask, or be told, "no".

               Hopefully one day we'll get it.

                

          • 2. Re: Button 'Sets'
            philmodjunk

                 Best we can do at the moment, is to update the buttons on one layout and then copy and paste them to other layouts that use the same set of buttons. And in such cases, you also need to take into account the differences in "table occurrence context" on each such layout.

            • 3. Re: Button 'Sets'
              davidanders

              http://www.filemaker.com/11help/html/fmpa_tools.24.23.html

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                   Creating dynamic buttons (FileMaker Pro Advanced)
                   By using scripts and calculations to evaluate the state of button fields, you can make dynamic buttons that change each time they are clicked.
                   To create dynamic buttons:
                                                                                                                   
                                       
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                                            Define the dynamic button field.
                                  
                                                                                                                   
                                       
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                                            Create the dynamic button script.
                                  
                                                                                                                   
                                       
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                                            Connect the field and the script.
                                  
                   The following example shows how to create a button that changes every time it is clicked.
                   <SNIP>
                    
                   In this example, we show you the flexibility that can be gained by having your portal buttons be calculated graphic container fields instead of a traditional graphic object. Here you can see two portals that look pretty much the same. However, the portal on the right has buttons missing on certain rows...<SNIP>
                    
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