That's because on the windows side, Filemaker takes advantage of OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) to make this work, an OS feature not found on the Mac OS.
Thanks for the explanation. Is there a workaround or script to make this work anyway in mac os ?
Thank you for your posts.
The answer from PhilModJunk is correct (Thank you). Drag and drop of files into a Container field will not work in Mac OS X. You would have to use the appropriate script step to insert the file. There are three different options:
Insert Picture - insert an image file (JPEG, TIF, etc.)
Insert QuickTime - insert a QuickTime video (WMV, MOV, etc.)
Insert File - inserts any file. This will then allow you to double-click the icon and have it launch in its native application.
Let me know if you need additional clarification.
But drag & drop works with Bento, why not FM11?
Thank you for your post.
I cannot answer your question. The code bases for FileMaker Pro and Bento are entirely different, and while FileMaker Pro 11 runs on both Windows and Mac OS X, Bento only runs on Mac OS X. I would encourage you (and others) to submit this suggestion into our Feature Requests web form at:
Although I could copy your post and paste it into the web form, there are a couple of questions asked that only you can answer.
I am using both Mac OS 10.5.8 and 10.6.8, and Windows 7. I have no difficulty with drag and drop in 10.5.8. Though I find some problems with Windows 7 container fields displaying images dropped using Mac 10.5.8, never got an answer from a question posted years ago.