Archive for January, 2009

  • Script Triggers: Monitoring and Restoring Tabs

    1-19-2009 by Geoff Coffey

    FileMaker 10’s new Script Triggers feature just keeps delivering. You might, at first, think triggers are limited to layouts and fields, but it turns out your triggers can fire with all kinds of objects. In this article we’ll show you how to run scripts when users switch tabs on your tab controls. In the end, […]

  • Make the Status Toolbar Work for You

    1-15-2009 by Geoff Coffey

    FileMaker 10‘s most visible new feature is the completely redesigned Status toolbar (formerly called the Status area). Perhaps because of its prominent position, or because it is such a striking departure from a 20-year FileMaker mainstay, this change has been met with its fair share of controversy. In this article we’ll show you why you […]

  • Script Triggers: Filter as You Type

    1-13-2009 by Geoff Coffey

    For years, FileMaker developers have been devising various filter techniques. The idea is that you type all or part of a name, part number, description, etc… and a list of results filters down to show relevant matches. As handy as these techniques are, they always stop just short of perfect because, before FileMaker 10, you […]

  • Using OnModeEnter Script Triggers to Display Custom Find Layouts

    1-12-2009 by Daniel Antunes

    Script triggers have in many ways completely changed the game when it comes to Filemaker development.  The fact that I can launch script triggers on mode changes opens up a whole slew of possibilities, one of which is being able to have a huge amount of control over where my users end up and what […]

  • Phoenix FMPug: Presenting FileMaker 10

    1-9-2009 by Geoff Coffey

    Just a quick announcement for those of you in the Phoenix area. I’ll be presenting FileMaker Pro 10 with a focus on practical uses for Script Triggers at the next Phoenix FMPug meeting. We’d love to see you there.

  • Script Triggers: Using Layout Triggers for a Dynamic Tab Orders

    1-7-2009 by Jesse Antunes

    If you’re a male, do you really need to be asked you if you’re pregnant when you are at a clinic? If your female, do you need a prostate exam? Probably not. There are little nuances to data entry that occur with just about every solution that make it just slightly more tedious to collect […]

  • Isolate Any Record, Anywhere, Anytime and Any Context With One Script

    1-6-2009 by Daniel Antunes

    There are some things that are easier to explain through examples.  Putting the Set Field By Name script step to work is definitely one of them.  It’s not a complicated process, but seeing the new Indirection capabilities that Filemaker 10 has to offer makes a much stronger impression than trying to talk through it.  Also, […]

  • Script Triggers: Using the Keystroke Trigger

    1-6-2009 by Jesse Antunes

    Adding Script Triggers has opened up a world of possibilities for FileMaker developers. Each different type of script triggers has it’s own nuances and pitfalls to be aware of. In fact, with script triggers, FileMaker, in some ways, begins to expose the complexity of more advanced programming environments. Nothing illustrates this more than the OnLayoutKeystroke […]

  • Set Field by Name Exposed

    1-5-2009 by Geoff Coffey

    In our article about FileMaker 10, we promised some tips on using the new Set Field by Name script step, which gives FileMaker the power of indirection. This is a complicated concept, and we’ll be posting some real world examples along the way, as well. But first, we’ll give you a full explanation of the […]

  • Filemaker Server 10 New Features & Backup Scheduling

    1-5-2009 by Daniel Antunes

    At long last, 10 has arrived!  After all the tantalizing little glimpses that we got last devcon, I for one am glad we finally have something we can get our hands on.  There are a lot of new features and changes to go over, and I’m going to mention them all here, but for this […]

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