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Thursday 09thDIGFM - Database Interest Grou...: TBD

Thursday 09th
7:00pm to 9:00pm


FileMaker, Inc (The Wedge)
5201 Patrick Henry Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95054


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Thursday 14thDIGFM - Database Interest Grou...: WebDirect Compatible, Dynamic, and Porta...

Thursday 14th
7:00pm to 9:00pm


FileMaker, Inc (The Wedge)
5201 Patrick Henry Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

WebDirect Compatible, Dynamic, and Portable Custom Dialogs

Meeting Detail

FileMaker’s Show Custom Dialog script step is allows for up to 3 input fields and even allows for masking characters for use in password entry. Sometimes you just need more. That was a challenge we wanted to address while developing a new iteration of our product. Some of the important things we wanted to address were:

-allow for more than three fields
-allow for more types of input fields(ie, radio buttons, checkboxes, drop-down lists)
-allow for larger sized dialog boxes without requiring the user to expand the dialog from the default size
-allow for more than three buttons
-WebDirect compatible
-easy to implement and support
-easy to plug-in to our other products/solutions

In this presentation, we'll show the single layout, single script solution that we came up with using a combination of slide panels, text layout objects, and a couple of custom functions. We’ll demonstrate it’s use as well as spend time under the hood. We’ll also show how to implement it in a new or existing solution.

A sample file will be available to all attendees.

If we find ourselves with some extra time, we will show a dynamic, portable preferences UI that we implemented that utilizes many of the same techniques used in the Custom Dialog implementation.
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Matt Kline: A FileMaker Certified Developer with 25 years of experience with FileMaker and FileMaker based solutions, Matt has been responsible for application design and architecture, application development, customer care, technical/documentation writing, and training along with business and team management.

In a past life, Matt was the CEO and primary application architect of a company whose focus was reporting systems for Anatomic Pathology laboratories in the privacy driven medical industry.

In his current life, Matt has joined the CasaManager team as a Senior Application Developer and is a consultant for several local, and not so local, FileMaker based solutions.

Matt resides in New Hampshire where he was born and has a passion for playing music(drums, bass, 6-string acoustic) and the outdoors.


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