Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

buttonbar.getActiveSegmentName ( buttonBarObjectName ; optional_listButtonBarSegments )

Returns the layout object name of the Button Bar Segment that is active. Useful for determining which button a user clicked.

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Cristos Lianides-Chin   Cristos Lianides-Chin - Show more from this author
Anchor-Buoy Software, LLC
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  Sample input:
buttonbar.getActiveSegmentName ( "headerNavigation_ButtonList" ; "" )
  Sample output:
"CustomerOrders_bbs"

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

# buttonbar.getActiveSegmentName ( buttonBarObjectName ; optional_listButtonBarSegments )
## v1.0.0 2016-09-07
Returns the layout object name of the Button Bar Segment that is active. Useful for determining which button a user clicked.


## USAGE
buttonbar.getActiveSegmentName ( "headerNavigation_ButtonList" ; "" )


## PARAMETERS
### buttonBarObjectName
- The name (from the Inspector) of the Button Bar layout object.
### optional_listButtonBarSegments
- Used for recursion, generally should be omitted (see "USAGE" section).


## RETURNS
- The text label given to the button bar segment, e.g. `"CustomerOrders_bbs"`.


## REQUIRES
- Button Bar must have a name in the Inspector
- Each Segment of the Button Bar must have a name in the inspector


## CHANGELOG
### [2016-09-07 cristos@anchorbuoysoftware.com](http://www.anchorbuoysoftware.com)
- Function created
- Based on suggestions from https://fmslug.slack.com/archives/general/p1473279629000181 by [Tony White](http://www.twdesigns.com)

 

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