2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2012 11:16 AM by philmodjunk

    Just checking...



      Just checking...


           Am I right that FMP doesn't include a customizeable dialog to capture user input?

           So the only way to gather input from as user is to create a layout and then pass the value(s) as needed?

           Also is there perhaps a FMP addin that allows one to create more robust Custom Dialogs  than the builtin version?


        • 1. Re: Just checking...

               No.  FileMaker Does Have a custom dialog box. When you double click on show custom dialog box there is a tab at top for Input Fields. 

               There is three input fields per dialog box

               I'm sure someone has custom dialog box that has more features.  You might google FileMaker custom dialog box.  

          • 2. Re: Just checking...

                 Show Custom Dialog can specify up to three fields for user input.

                 For greater control over what appears in an input "dialog", you can use New Window to open a small modal window for user input. Such a window refers to a layout so you can use any standard FileMaker layout object including  drop down lists, portals, buttons etc to construct the interface you want.

                 And I amsure that there are plugins available that provide better custom dialog options.