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Using OnGestureTap

FileMaker Magazine



With FileMaker Pro, the application has become so much more complex than its humble beginnings. There are so many areas and aspects which you may not use until you see a good idea about how they can be used.

In this video, I showcase the Layout script trigger named OnGestureTap. It was introduced when FileMaker 13 was released along with FileMaker Go. The trigger only applies to clients which support it, which is primarily FileMaker Go on iOS and FileMaker Pro when running on a Windows compatible mobile device.

The advantages to using OnGestureTap aren’t immediately obvious if you’ve never used the trigger before. However, with a little bit of creative thinking, you’ll quickly find that it has some unique advantages on the mobile end of things. Sure, you can create a ton of buttons, but maybe you don’t have to.

For example, if you have a complex shape or image which wouldn’t normally accommodate the use of buttons, then the OnGestureTap becomes a prime candidate for making things happen based on specific clicks.

Need a simple, but not too obvious way to toggle an admin mode? OnGestureTap will help you solve that problem in your mobile solutions. Take a look at this video for some OnGestureTap specific inspiration!

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