State of the Art:  Drag and Drop

Discussion created by darrenburgess on Jul 26, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 27, 2013 by rivet

I would like to hear from the community about the state of Drag and Drop with respect to FileMaker interface design. Specifically I am looking to design a grid interface that allows the user to drag data contained in a cell to any other Row/Column. Please share your thoughts and experiences regarding:


  1. pros and cons of drag/drop between fields in records vs. drag/drop between fields in portals
  2. techniques for accomplishing drag and drop
  3. Behavior of triggers while clicking, dragging and dropping.
  4. Drag and drop in a virtual list?
  5. Existing solutions out on the interwebs.
  6. Pitfalls and gotchas to look out for


Anything else you might think of!


Darren Burgess @DarrenBurgess

Maestro of Metamorphosis

FileMaker 11/12 Certified Developer