Phone Filter onObjectKeystroke

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .66 megabytes


    The phone filter example has been around for a long time. The last time it was really updated was when FileMaker implemented the auto enter calculated value/replace function. The problem with this technique is that it didn't actually filter the contents until after the user exited the field. That meant that it miss-trained your users into a false sense of entering the data correctly because they could type anything they wanted and it would show up in the field until the field formatting and/or validation was triggered. New to FileMaker Pro 10 is the onObjectKeystroke trigger. This new trigger can be used to create a new standard of data entry formatting that is triggered while the user types so they get instant feedback and correct formatting with a minimum amount of data entry.




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    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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