The Navigation Framework Plus is built from the foundation
of our popular Navigation Framework (see www.logicurio.com
for reference). We are providing this file as a
demonstration of what is possible and building a
customizable standard navigation for your layouts quickly
There is minimal data structure and scripting that is
required in order to provide the same functionality in your
solutions. You may use this file as a guide to allow your
users a way to personalize their user interface, or simply
as a way (as a developer) to ease your job in setting up a
flexible navigation interface for your users/clients.
In the Preferences section of this file, you will find a
layout that allows easily selecting and loading a new theme.
Also, a layout for editing and creating themes according to
your specific specifications. Easily select from fonts, font
sizes, colors and even load your own graphics to display in
the navigation displayed instantly on each layout in your
Since everything needed to display the navigation framework
is loaded up into variables, this will continue to work in
Find Mode as well as Browse Mode. It is also still safe to
use in muti-window solutions where a user is allowed to
spawn a new window of a layout. Of course, all the
advantages of the original Navigation Framework in addition
to all the features available here.
To support FM Go users, you can easily host the displayed
graphics on a web server and simply reference them from
there instead. Otherwise, graphics are stored and referenced
Additionally, you can override the layouts that are
displayed in the Navigation Framework by utilizing the
Layout Override in Preferences. This will allow you to
specify the layouts and order that they appear manually, if
you require that functionality.
We've used this a lot and are happy to offer is up as a
demonstration to the community.
And we are making it available for FREE!
You can get it for free at:
(This file is available in FM 11, but has been tested in
and converts just fine to version 12...we are in the process
of making all our demos available in 12 as well.)
As always, if you have feedback or require assistance
implementing this in your solutions, we would love to hear
* Based on your Layout Names and Order.
* No plug-ins required.
* Completely Cross-Platform.
* No custom functions needed.
* No data structure (tables, fields or layouts) needed.
* Updates dynamically when the file is opened.
* Safe in Multi Window solutions.
* Updates from native layout menu as well.
* Retains last visited Sub-Section.
* Works in Browse and Find Mode.
* 8 X 8 "tabs" for a total of 64 possible layouts to navigate to.
There is minimal structure and scripting to add to your
startup script (one that runs when the file is opened) and
you can copy/paste the navigation grouping at the top of
each layout to display the navigation. It doesn't matter how
you navigate to a layout, relevant location is detected and
displayed automatically without the need for scripting.