Working with buttons and button bars on layouts

You can use a button to perform a FileMaker Pro command or a script. For example, you could define a button that simply switches to another layout by using the Go to Layout script step. Or you could define a button that performs a more complex script that finds, sorts, and prints records, or one that transfers information from one FileMaker Pro file to another.

In Browse mode or Find mode, you can click a button to perform its command or script. You can also include buttons in a layout's tab order, which allows you to tab to a button and "click" it by pressing the Space bar. See Setting the tab order for data entry.

You can turn many layout objects into buttons, and create custom buttons. Button labels can contain any combination of text and icons, including custom icons.

Another type of button that you can create is a popover button, which displays a popover. See Working with popovers on layouts.

To display multiple buttons vertically or horizontally, you can create a button bar and define individual segments as buttons or popover buttons.