I just read on the net and found that you could access the CSS of the themes, i was wondering how do i access to those CSS code? Is it accessable inside my Filemaker folder in the program file?
Is there a specific reason why you want to do this versus editing / creating / saving themes using the Inspector?
Editing the CSS code directly is not supported so if you attempt to do it you are swimming without a lifeguard for sure.
You should not mess with the css of a theme.
Changing the properties of an object saving the properties in the theme in the inspector modifies the css.
The problem with modding the CSS is....lets just say you spend 20 hours customizing the css and install an update to FMP you can kiss your 20 hours of work goodbye
Well I am more a look & feel person so i like to have more control on the look of the layout. with CSS i can make special feature that is not supported in the current FM, e.g. 45 degree tilted text for field title to save space.
Therefore you shouldn't mess with the app code location.
There's also a separate folder where plugins are installed and a css theme can be put there and made accessible.
On OSX: ~/Library/Application Support/FileMaker/Extensions/Themes.
If you do want to have a hack at this ( at your own risk ) then start at this video by Matt Petrowsky.
To explain it in a thread would take way too long.
In my opinion FM14 has much improved styling for the "difficult" objects like portals and popup menu's, that messing with the CSS is not really worth the time.
There's also no do documentation on the naming standards, so a lot is guess work an you have to put the time in to get a picture what is doing what.
Thanks Electon! The link is very useful and helped me out alot!
although answered - the easiest way is to start with a new file, then pick the one of the existing themes that fits best.
then: Change the first object as You like, save the style with Your desired name as a new style - and save that to a new theme...
afterwads, add all of Your objects the same way to that new theme
if You're finished (Yes, one's neverever finished..), import that theme in a new FileMaker file and use that as a template... done!
hacking css in the FileMaker application folder can be done - but that's not the 'nice' way and it can get broken during an update of FM