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I'm about to start a solution that needs quite an amount of layout forms and I would like to create a consistent design based on my own custom theme that has already been developed in a separate file. I use Material Design specs as style guideline and the solution is build under the separation model, so all the data is in a hosted file.
I'm considering one of these two strategies:
Create a repository of interface elements (text fields, tab controls, combos, portals, etc.) in a separate file (that's mostly done) and copy generic elements into my solution as I build the needed layouts or Create layouts quickly, overlooking style and apply my theme when all of them are functional I see a drawback on the first option: if I want my element repository to continue useful I will need to keep the theme updates simultaneously in both files
The second option looks more practical because it will allow me to focus on the data and just worry about the look at the end of the process.
What do you think is the most productive strategy?
I am new to using themes and styles. I have chosen the onyx theme for my new project. My issue I am having is for tab controls I put in the layout are not formatting when I change object attributes. I have set fill and line to no fill and no lines yet it still shows up with borders and a bar behind the tab selection area. I use transparent tab panels for a lot of user interface objectives and have wasted hours trying to figure out why it won't change when I make them in the inspector bar
I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this, but thought I'd ask anyways since I wasn't able to Google an answer...
Is there a way to switch between different themes using a script? Specifically without duplicating a layout, changing the theme, and switching between the two layouts?
FileMaker Themes Best Practices
In an earlier article we discussed FileMaker WebDirect and how to optimize your solution. This optimization relied on using FileMaker Themes. In this article, we explore using FileMaker 13's new feature to create custom themes and styles. A custom theme will allow you to create a custom appearance in your application while maintaining an optimized solution. Theme optimization will benefit the entire FileMaker platform including FileMaker Go, Pro, and WebDirect.