Cross Platform Window Control

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ 1.11 megabytes


    FileMaker Pro 7 has a new feature called “New Window”, which can be found under the Window menu. This allows users to create multiple views of the same table for a variety of operations such as viewing and analyzing different record sets and exporting a single record without destroying the found set of records. With this new feature also comes a new script function called “Move/Resize Window” which gives developers exact control over where the windows are placed. The only limitation of this new feature is that you cannot control the size or location of a custom dialog box. You’ll still need a plug-in for that feature. This article will discuss three common methods to control windows and the dimensional differences between OS X and Windows XP that need to be taken into consideration for cross platform solutions.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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