FileMaker Go 14: Keeping Button Bars and Slide Panels in Sync

Douglas Alder extends his mortgage calculator example by adding tab panel emulation…

Someone recently suggested (a blog, at DevCon? Sorry I lost my source on this one.) using the combination of FileMaker 14’s new button bar with a Slide Panel to emulate a tab panel. Why bother you ask? Well you get the cool slide animation effect when using Slide Panels. iOS users are increasingly used to the idea of sliding things around on their screen. Button Bars are cool because they take care of highlighting themselves (with a little help sometimes). The advantage of using a Button Bar to emulate a Tab Label is that it gives the user more information about where they are on the layout. The best of both worlds would be a Sliding Tab Bar. We don’t have that yet, so here is how to emulate one.

Pretty interesting approach that is fun to implement, and you get a nice effect out of it.  There is an updated downloadable file at the link.

Source: FileMaker Go 14: Keeping Button Bars and Slide Panels in Sync | HomeBase Software

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