In this lesson, I cover window resizing, buttons and navigation, as well as more on scripting.
In this video tutorial, we go over the basics of layout creation, adding fields to a layout, layout modes, layout views, and the basics of creating a script and the use of buttons. Also be sure to check out Part 1 of this series.
Every now and then, you will need to highlight fields required on a layout/database. You may have observed that validation turned on in a table field can be cumbersome especially if that field won’t be on certain layouts. Here is a lesson to show a workaround for this, which also highlights mandatory fields which have been left blank by the user. Here is a link to the file referenced in the above video: Conditional-Formatting.fmp12.zip
Have you ever wanted to created a live-updating progress bar? Piecharts and graphs are a cinch, but the ability to make a good-looking progress bar seems almost impossible–unless you know how to use the Web Viewer Tool! Using HTML/CSS and a few calculations, you can simulate a progress bar that will update in real time using Script triggers and the ExecuteSQL function. Watch the video at FMTutorials on Youtube.
This tutorial is a remake of an earlier one, with up-to-date information on how to create a modal dialog using FileMaker Pro version 14. This technique is more simple, with FileMaker’s update to the New Window script step, which now allows for 3 different types of windows. You now have the ability to turn off resizing, close button and other features to make a truly modal window which cannot be exited or canceled by the user without following through with…