Modular programming with Card Windows

Idea created by jrenfrew on Sep 30, 2017

    FileMaker 16 card windows are much more than a UI enhancement, they provide the possibility for significant productivity gains by allowing scritping and other code to reside in only one place and be easily integrated into other solutions with only the minimum of work, and no schema changes.


    They can be the front end for many kinds of processes, from a standard email method, date and time pickers, search and navigation or lists, documenting systems, bug reporting. Additionally they can be used to drive interaction across multiple other files like for adding or modifying user accounts.


    • How to size and position windows with accuracy
    • Using $$vars for file references
    • Using OnTimer scripts to extend the range of functionality
    • Cards as intermediaries