Entries by calvin.cooper

FileMaker 17: Layout Mode Changes

FileMaker 17: Layout Mode Changes The release of FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 brings some changes to layout mode with the positioning of some of the toolbars. The Field Picker toolbar has also been updated with some minor tweaks. Overall only minor changes to layout mode have been made. The workflow should be familiar to most […]

FileMaker 16: New Windows Interface

With the release of FileMaker Pro 16 a great new feature has been introduced for those of us who use the Windows operating system. The FileMaker Pro 16 Windows interface has been redesigned to work more like the Mac OS version by now allowing multiple and separate windows! No longer will Windows users be limited […]

A Simple Browser-Like Back Button in FileMaker

I recently tackled a request from a client to implement a back button that functioned similar in nature to the back button in a web browser. This is certainly not an uncommon request and a simple explanation as to why this isn’t practical normally results in the client withdrawing their request. However, the customer was […]

Custom Keyboard Use and FileMaker Go

One of the most frustrating aspects of developing for FileMaker Go has to do with the iOS keyboard. At times, the keyboard can be unpleasant to use and restrict the usable space on your layouts. The following technique of using a custom keyboard can be used as an alternative way to enter data. Background Developing […]

Getting Started With FileMaker 13 Themes

This is part one of a two part series on using themes in FileMaker 13. Themes were first introduced with FileMaker 12 and provided developers with a selection of preset themes that could be used to speed up layout design. The addition of themes was an improvement over the previously available options but was still […]