Custom Menus + Scripts in Layout Mode

Idea created by mrwatson-gbs on Feb 14, 2018
    • Benjamin Fehr
    • Hemant Kumar Patel
    • David Julot
    • Johan Hedman
    • mrwatson-gbs
    • Enhance2000
    • Markus Schneider
    • CamelCase_data


    • It would be great to be able to run scripts whilst in Layout mode
    • Even better if you could define custom menus and keyboard shortcuts

    Together with the Enter Layout Mode Script Step idea (and the ability toCopy to XML & Paste from XML (e.g. for easy deployment) this idea would present a powerful mechanism for automating various layouting tasks.



    • automate Layouting actions
    • integrate FileMaker with external tools
    • increase productivity


    Use Cases

    • Define keyboard shortcuts in Layout Mode to perform various tasks
    • Layout Object Snippet Library
      • Copy/Paste objects between Current Layout and an XML snippet library
    • Layout Object Analysis
      • Copy selected object to own/ext. analysis tool, e.g. FMPerception, fmCheckMate, …
    • Layout Object Transformation
      • Cut selected object, convert to XML, transform, convert back + paste back in
        • Add/Remove Benchmarking code
        • Batch replace code (e.g. Perform Script X instead of Y)
    • Create Layouting Audit Info
      • (OnExit Layout) Create Screenshot / Dump Layout code
      • (OnEnterLayout) Log Layout+Layouter+Timestamp