4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2013 6:24 AM by ghevia99

    Pickers windows


      Hi There.


      I would like to know, how many Pickers windows I could have at the same time. I have a Default Window displayed after the login, using Onlayout Enter, and then I have a Summary layout, using one Record, then I need a second Layout as a summary as well, using a different record, but, when I do New Window, the second Layout supersides the first one, So, How can I handle that second Picker Layout, not loosing the first one ?



        • 1. Re: Pickers windows

          Hello, Gustavo, What Platform are you using? what OS version? What version on FMP?

          Are you scripting the window(s) in some way (size, location, etc.)?



          • 2. Re: Pickers windows

            Yes, it is in MAC OS X  10.6.8

            FMP Pro 12 Advanced.


            Yes,  I am scripting the first Window :


            New Window [Name "xxx" ; height : 300; Width 150 ; Top 0;  Left 150 ;

            Style: Dialog]

            Go to Layout [ "xxx"]

            Show All Records

            Set Field[ xxx]

            Perform Find []

            Sort Records by Field

            Allow Formatting Bar (Off]

            Show/Hide Toolbars

            Set Zoom Level

            Adjust Window


            Then I tried to open a second window using the same parameters, of course

            different window and Layout name:


            New Window [Name "yyy" ; Height : 300; Width 150 ; Top 0;  Left 250 ;

            Style: Dialog]

            Go to Layout

            Allow Formatting Bar

            Show/Hide Toolbars

            Set Error Capture

            • 3. Re: Pickers windows

              If I'm not mistaken, it looks like you're opening up modal style windows. The second modal has the focus until you dismiss it either by closing it or scripting away from it

              • 4. Re: Pickers windows

                Yes Steve.


                I tried changed both Layout to the Style : Floating Document, and  Adjusting size and location to get the second one at the right position.

                Now I have both Layouts side by side, that's what I wanted.