Set Layout Object Animation

Enables or disables animations while a script is running.

Options 

  • On enables animations while a script is running.
  • Off disables animations while a script is running.

Compatibility 

Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go Yes
FileMaker WebDirect Yes
FileMaker Server Yes
FileMaker Cloud products Yes
FileMaker Data API Yes
Custom Web Publishing Yes

Originated in version 

13.0

Description 

Enabling animations increases the time required for a script to run. Disabling animations overrides any animation settings for other script steps. This script step affects all script-initiated animations in all windows.

Note  Set Layout Object Animation does not return an error when it runs in a FileMaker product in which animations are not supported.

Example 1 

While a script is running, animations are typically disabled. If a script causes a slide control to switch between panels, there will be no animation providing feedback to users. To call attention to the transition from panel to panel, use Set Layout Object Animation [On] to enable animation prior to switching between slide panels using the Go to Object script step.

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Set Layout Object Animation [On]
Go to Object [Object Name: "Panel 1"]
Pause/Resume Script [Duration (seconds): .5]
Go to Object [Object Name: "Panel 2"]
Pause/Resume Script [Duration (seconds): .5]
Go to Object [Object Name: "Panel 3"]