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Help with Scripts for Integrated Instant Messaging

Question asked by SaraVichorek on Aug 11, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 11, 2015 by SteveMartino


Help with Scripts for Integrated Instant Messaging


Hello, I'm using the following tutorial for instant messaging within FileMaker Pro 14 and I'm coming across a couple issues.

1. Under Step 7, Scripting, as highlighted in blue below, I do not understand this comment. I cannot enter "Messenger" as a value and do not understand the instructions to remedy this. Create it where/how? Just need clarification.

2. I do not have the "Show/Hide Status Area" script as highlighted below in red. Is there an alternative for this?

Set Variable [ $windowname; Value:”Messenger” ]
#Attempt to select the messenger window. If unsuccessful, it must not exist, so create it.
Select Window [ Name: $windowname; Current file ]
If [ Get ( WindowName ) ≠ $windowname ]
New Window [
Name: $windowname;
Height: 650;
Width: 600;
Top: Get ( WindowTop ) + 50;
Left: Get ( WindowLeft ) + Get ( WindowWidth ) – 550
Show/Hide Status Area [ Lock; Hide ]
End If
Go to Layout [ “Messenger” (Globals) ]
#If there are unread messages, set the active chat user to one who sent a message.
If [ Count ( Messenger~new::__pk_MessengerID ) > 0 ]
#This will trigger the script, Mark As Read
Insert Calculated Result [ Globals::_GK_ChatUsername; Messenger~new::_fk_Username~from ] [ Select ]
End If
Commit Records/Requests [ No dialog ]
Thank you!