Switch View Trigger

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    Creator
    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: Yes
    File Type: FP7
    Server: No
    FileSize: ~ .68 megabytes
    http://www.formulationspro.com

    Description

    Wouldn't you love it if you could remove all the buttons from your layouts and have your users navigate your solution with only the FileMaker Status Toolbar interface? Think of the concept behind this technique - a best practices approach to removing as much user interface as possible and using only what is in front of the user to achieve the same affect. A lot of developers have steered away from the Status Toolbar because they felt that it offered the users too much access and power now that they can choose which icons they want to appear. The reality is that if you embrace the Status Toolbar with custom menus to control the user interface you can actually reduce the total amount of code that you need in your solution, remove unsightly buttons and graphics, and actually provide a far more logical interface for your users across any solution that you build. This article will start you off in the right direction with the best practices code to make the Status Toolbar your one-stop solution for your user interface.

     


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    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.

     


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