Reference > Script triggers reference > OnGestureTap


Performs a script when a tap gesture is received on a layout (Windows and iOS only).

When the script runs

Before the event has been processed.

Modes in which the trigger can be used

OnGestureTap can be set up to activate in Browse and Find modes.


You can use the Exit Script script step within the triggered script to return True or False.

True: The event that triggered the script proceeds.

False: The event that triggered the script is canceled.

If the triggered script returns no value, the script proceeds and processes the tap normally.





FileMaker Pro Advanced 


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FileMaker Server 


FileMaker Cloud 


FileMaker Data API 


Custom Web Publishing 


Runtime solution 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 13.0


This script trigger is not supported in Windows 7.

OnGestureTap will not activate for taps made in active web viewers or active edit boxes.

The following gestures activate this script trigger:

Tap with one, two, or three fingers (iOS)

Double-tap with one finger (iOS)

Tap with two fingers (Windows)

If you double-tap with one finger, be aware that the trigger will be activated twice: at the first tap and again at the second tap.

Windows: On Windows devices that support gestures, a two-finger tap activates OnGestureTap in the active window, even if one finger is outside the layout window but within the FileMaker application window.

Windows: If you tap with two fingers, the location of the gesture is the center point between the tapping fingers.

Use Get(TriggerGestureInfo) to get information about the gesture that causes this script trigger to activate.

Related topics 

Setting up script triggers

Setting script triggers for layouts

Setting script triggers for objects