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This is my first time really working with tab controls. A certain script I'm developing needs to know what tab the user is viewing in order to continue. In addition, there are some buttons (outside of the tab layout object) on the layout I wish to hide when tab x is being viewed.

Is there a way to make FileMaker "intelligently know" what tab is being viewed by the user?

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It's a bit convoluted, but you can use GetLayoutObjectAttribute in a custom function to determine this

Something like:

Case (
      GetObjectLayoutAttributes("Tab1"; "isFrontTabPanel"); "Tab1";
      GetObjectLayoutAttributes("Tab2"; "isFrontTabPanel"); "Tab2";
      GetObjectLayoutAttributes("Tab3"; "isFrontTabPanel"); "Tab3";
      )

If you create this as a function it will return the name of the tab. Tab1, Tab2, Tab3 need to be the object names of the tabs.

http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6146/~/using-the-getlayoutobjectattribute-function

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It's a bit convoluted, but you can use GetLayoutObjectAttribute in a custom function to determine this

Something like:

Case (
      GetObjectLayoutAttributes("Tab1"; "isFrontTabPanel"); "Tab1";
      GetObjectLayoutAttributes("Tab2"; "isFrontTabPanel"); "Tab2";
      GetObjectLayoutAttributes("Tab3"; "isFrontTabPanel"); "Tab3";
      )

If you create this as a function it will return the name of the tab. Tab1, Tab2, Tab3 need to be the object names of the tabs.

http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6146/~/using-the-getlayoutobjectattribute-function

Cheers!

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