Thanks - I checked in the forum for a similar bug report but couldn't find it. Let's hope they get it right. Even though I wonder if it has something to do with the ancient Windows API and if that means nothing can be done until FileMaker updates to a more modern one?
Thank you for your posts.
As "efficientbizz" posted (Thank you), this is a known issue. This is predominantly a Windows issue, as Window is limited to 255 submenu items. Mac OS X is limited to 32,767 submenu items.
I have attached your post to the original report. If there is an update, I will post again.
Thanks, TSGal, for getting back on this one.
The official limitations for FileMaker layouts (quoted from the product page) is "Number of layouts per file: Limited by disk space or maximum file size." Which is true .. but a bit hard to work with in practice for a number of reasons - one of them being the 255 item limit. But in practice that many items in a popup are hard to handle so a UI upgrade (including bug fix) would be great.
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In regards to Windows as an operating system, it's not limited to 255 submenu items - as to the FileMaker application, that's another matter. I just went through a .net repo that contained thousands of submenu items (design choice questionable though). Or is this an issue with a legacy framework used? In that case, it might be a small matter to patch (or it may be a huge undertaking pending a multitude of things that I am not privy to).
TSGal - well's my two pence on the matter anyways, now back to implementing a discord-xmpp client as I can't seem to find the particular FileMaker issue I'm struggling with at the moment. Keep up the good work though, but the layout submenu issue is definitely on my wishlist - and preferably optimising it at the same time, as if you have a few thousands layouts it kind of grinds to a halt... (though the design choice re: that is questionable as well...).