1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 28, 2010 11:17 AM by philmodjunk

    Input field in a custom dialog box

    jconner99

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      Input field in a custom dialog box

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      Is it possible to set an input field in a custom dialog box to use a value list?

        • 1. Re: Input field in a custom dialog box
          philmodjunk

          No--which is one of the main reasons I don't use custom dialog boxes with input fields.

           

          It takes some programming, but you can use the new window command to pop-up a small "sort of modal" window which--since it shows a filemaker layout--has all the interface options you'd use in a regular layout.

           

          The trick is to pause the script and disable user aborts while the window is popped up and then the user triggers a script that closes the window. On windows platforms, you have to also include window resize steps to minimize an undisarable size change of your original window if it is maximized at the time the new window is popped up.