3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2012 11:45 PM by Sorbsbuster

    How to write filemaker 11 plug-ins

    remcarolina

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      How to write filemaker 11 plug-ins

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      I have not been able to find any information on writing Plug Ins.

      I downloaded the Plug In SDK from Filemaker Sources. But no information about how to use.

      Like maybe an example Plug In and how to install in Filemaker.

      Thank you for any help.   I am a beginner to Filemaker.

        • 1. Re: How to write filemaker 11 plug-ins
          Sorbsbuster

          "I am a beginner to Filemaker"

          Filemaker can already do an absolutely a-MAAA-z-i-n-g number of tricks and loops and ducks and dives and weaves and pirouettes, and put on a truly wonderful Dog-And-Pony-Show for anyone wanting a database.

          As a beginner to Filemaker, what is it that motivates you to need to write a Plug-in?

          (Maybe I'm just A Grumpy Old Man.  In which case: it's ok, I know that already.)

          • 2. Re: How to write filemaker 11 plug-ins
            remcarolina

            to Sorbsbuster

            I need to go to another web site and download five text files and then export into Filemaker.

            Then go thru 15 different layouts with a next button.

            I would like to run this program with a desktop icon in Windows 7.

             

            Thanks for your interest

            • 3. Re: How to write filemaker 11 plug-ins
              Sorbsbuster

              If you download the text files everything after that would almost certainly be easy to completely automate with a script.  It can run as soon as you open the file, so as far as the user is concerned it 'runs from a desktop icon'.

              And depending on how the website makes its data available, it could be possible to make the downloading part of the script.