3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2012 10:10 AM by philmodjunk

    Disable or grey out pop-up menu until checkbox set is marked.



      Disable or grey out pop-up menu until checkbox set is marked.


           Is it possible????

           Sorry if this question has been asked in this forum but I didn't find a similar post. I am trying to make it work on FileMaker GO

           Thanks in advance.


           FM version: File Maker Pro Advanced 12

           OS:  OSX 10.7

           Experience: beginner


        • 1. Re: Disable or grey out pop-up menu until checkbox set is marked.

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          • 2. Re: Disable or grey out pop-up menu until checkbox set is marked.

                 There is not a built in method to disable a popup menu.  I found a work around that might work for you.  The problem is it takes two other fields to setup and isn't to easy to do.  I haven't really tested to see what might be the problems to using this method to disable a popup but it does work.  There might not be any problems but I will leave it up to you to test more in your app if you decide to use it.  It's drawn out and a little difficult to explain so I just made a sample file you can download.


            • 3. Re: Disable or grey out pop-up menu until checkbox set is marked.

                   I haven't downloaded S Chamblee's demo so this post may contain duplicate info, but if you use an invisible tab control and script triggers, you can have two copies of your field--one that allows the user to enter the field and one that does not. Script triggers on the check box field as well as the OnRecordLoad trigger can perform a script that uses go to object to select the appropriate tab panel to enable or disable the field's value list formatting. Both tab panels have to be given object names in the name box found at the top of the Inspector's Position tab.