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Though all of the above sounds exciting, I'm most interested in WebDirect 2.0. What do you imagine that will be like? I'm hoping for more mobile accessibility.
I'm hoping for some built-in sync functionality. And the built-in ability to edit PDFs within interactive containers.
I would like to see support for all modern browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and their mobile versions + printing.
Please add horizontal portal scrolling
Looking forward to an improved WebDirect
Create a Filemaker Pro Client with NO design features that can be given to clients to simply access the FM Server db's
Chrome and Safari are already supported. Printing is already supported as that's handled by the browser (or do you mean PDF generation?).
I Need to find where the script has been update in database and In which Layout this has been updated
its possible to update in FileMaker 14
As a reminder, FileMaker creates features based on both the product direction, and feedback from the community.
Any "new" feature of FM14 is probably already decided on in their roadmap, and actually, maybe all the way through 15 and 16 as well.
The best feedback isn't dreaming here on technet about what we could get. It's to submit a feature request every time you run across something you need to do, but can't do, or have to create a shortcut or hack to do.
As for dreaming, getting metadata from error codes would be ideal.
Not to contradict any of Mike's apt words of wisdom/experience regarding feedback to FMI -- but, rather to voice my support for dreaming:
I think dreaming is a really good thing. Thinking about what "might be", while staring into the face of "what is not yet" is something that I'll always value and admire.
IMHO, it is part of what makes possible many creative/innovative/valuable things such as:
- Virtual List technique
- Drawing in WebViewers and saving back to FM proper
- Sync frameworks built for FM
- Tools such as Claus Lavendt's FMS tools
- In the web dev world: jQuery
Most of those aren't "features", and all of them work within the confines of the currently released product line. The topic was specific to new features people are imagining to come. Sometimes I'm a bit literal.
To your point, most of the new "feature" functionality that comes along is noticeably more resultant of plugin usage than it is in techniques pioneering. EG new container features in FM12 that had previously been available via supercontainer. New functions like Get(UUID), ExecuteSQL(), and Get(CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds) were all available via plugin.
I think what you are saying is steve's point Mike. Dreaming of features is what leads to the maturation of the techniques that steve listed in his post.
Somethings belong as "features", others belong in the hands of us, the developers.
It seems that FMI watches what we do with the product, including both innovative techniques and plugins, and then works at punching a hole in the plugin makers' market with each new version number.
Create, update, delete:
Sync native : FMgo <-> FMS
(The more,... Faster, simple, )
Password [full access] inviolable
New Privilege access : only create user
( no access [full access] )
Galery component css ( bottom, portal...)
Show Custom Dialog where i can format color, text and maybe insert a graphic
On screen keyboard
Text to speech (windows)
Conditional visibility of objects
Name and path of exported/imprted data file based on calculation
I presume you know the "Hide object when: " feature, new to FileMaker 13? It finally provides the much-requested conditional object visibility. I was just wondering how your conditional visibility idea would be different.
(If you didn't know about that new feature in 13, you should definitely check it out; it's sure to bring a smile to your face!)