Main Menu 9

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ 1.6 megabytes


    As your FileMaker systems grow in the number of tables, layouts, and complexity you need to have a menu system that can dynamically expand and contract without adding difficulty for the developer and users. The main menu concept has been around for a long time. However, FileMaker 9 has made it easier to implement a main menu that is intuitive for users, dynamic for security, and easy to navigate. This article will discuss how to install a complete main menu system that can be added onto any existing system. Some of the concepts behind the main menu may require that you re-think your approach to Privilege Sets, as the concepts are taken from old-school techniques that still apply in the new FileMaker platform. As always, there are certainly many areas that can be extended to meet your own needs.




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    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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