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I need to use the Get ( ActiveLayoutObjectName ) function for some window positioning scripts.  However, I can't seem to find a way to actually get the active layout object name.  ^_^

 

The example from Filemaker's own website states:  "There is a named button on the current layout called cancelButton. When the focus is on the button, Get(ActiveLayoutObjectName) returns cancelButton."

 

Perhaps I'm unclear on the concept of "focus".  I have a Button on my layout called "test".  I have named the button/object "test" using the Position Tab in the Inspector.  I made a simple script using only the Show Custom Dialog step which returns Get ( ActiveLayoutObjectName ).  Clicking on the button returns null (blank) for the Custom Dialog.  Similarly, Data Viewer (showing Get ( ActiveLayoutObjectName )) shows nothing when clicking the button.  What do I need to do in order to "focus" on a button?

 

Thank you for your help.

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If I'm correct you'd need to have a script that goes to the button to make it active. If you click the button it won't be active. So you might need a hidden object whose name you can get underneath your button.

See my attached example file.

Hope this helps.

Agi

test.fmp12

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