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Hiding Objects Flashing in Web Direct – FileMaker Today

If you’ve been building layouts for Web Direct you’ve likely seen that Web Direct may draw your objects before conditional formatting or hiding are applied. This never happens in the desktop, where rendering is now double buffered on both Mac and Windows, but…

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If you’ve been building layouts for Web Direct you’ve likely seen that Web Direct may draw your objects before conditional formatting or hiding are applied. This never happens in the desktop, where rendering is now double buffered on both Mac and Windows, but it happens frequently in Web Direct. The video below shows this in action and suggests one technique to make it less obvious.

The movie is taken from optimizing our Pro Calendar for Web Direct. We’re also rewriting SeedCode Complete for Web Direct: more on that soon.

Again, the idea here is to make the “natural state” of the object–it’s appearance before conditional formatting and hiding have been applied–as invisible as possible. In this case, by making the font color of our arrows white.

Here’s part one of this article: “Do as Little as Possible.”

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