there is no way to change the width of those buttons )-:
- There are plugins available for better dialogs
- You can have modale windows, that allows normal FileMaker objects (Buttons, etc) - but needs so e scripting
Besides of that, we try to make the text for custom dialogs as short as possible, I mean, it makes no sense to put a novel into (-:
For example, You could change the dialog-text to something like
'Would You like to add a new singer', then buttons 'Cancel' and 'Add'
What Markus said. Simplest is to stick with one-word buttons. Alternative is to design your own layout with its own buttons, and via your script, open that layout as a modal window. It's more work, but it suits some people better than accepting the limitations of the built in custom dialog box.
"Add new" sux. Add ... or New ... is better.
If your button message still fails to display the whole shebang, open a modal window or display a popover where you can have 12 inch-long buttons.
Generally a lot of text you planned to go into a button can be just an additional line in the message, while the buttons become "Yes" and "no" or "Cancel" , "Proceed".
I used to use additional windows when needing to avoid limitations of custom dialogs. But more and more, I find it simpler to use a popover for the same purpose. Note that you can make the popover button and popover panel border invisible to produce something that looks much more like a proper dialog than you can currently produce with a new window and it's a lot simpler to set up.
Personally, I also like it when the buttons exactly answer the question in the dialog. E.g. for "Do you want to create a new record?", the buttons would be [Yes] and [No] instead of [Yes] and [Cancel]. This is not a very good example because [Cancel] works well, but I have encountered dialogs where I had to think about what the appropriate answer is.
... when scripting a custom dialog, people are tempted to stuff the problem in the "Title", merely because that's the first place where they have the chance to write something in.
If you don't have a short and good dialog title, like "No match", "Problem" or "Warning" or "Beg your pardon", better leave it empty, because having it pop into your eyes modally is a PITA anyway and users will perceive the message before perceiving the title no matter what you do.
In your case, you are repeating the message in the title (or vice-versa) which is a no-no.
Just because the buttons default to "ok", "cancel" is not a good reason to only pay attention to the first, default one by changing it and leave the second one to "cancel" without reading the title and message and wonder if "cancel" does make sense or not as a button.
I might also question your choice of capitalising every word, but I feel it's really crashing it.
So Sir How Can I Have Longer Titel ?
Title can be generic - the message itself can be quite long (the message box is resizable)
(the message box is resizable)
… and the user has to drag the Message Window what he barely knows.
please vote here:
probably one of many, but actually the one with the most votes.
i vote it