6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2014 9:50 AM by wimdecorte

    Access data objects from within Filemaker

    malachydevlin

      Hi,

      I have a large filemaker solution doing a great job but I have one smallish MUST HAVE for a client and it seems that Filemaker cant accomplish this.

      I need to be able to reference some activex data objects, an api to work against an external application.

      This is usually done in vb.net.c# with visual studio but adding references to these dlls and then using code to declare and use the objects.

      Obviously filemaker isnt a programming language and it looks like I may have to use a 3rd party application as a bridge or write one myself in VStudio.

      If anyone has used the acivex objects to connect to filemaker from visual studio then i need to do the same from filemaker to another application.

      The only way I belive this can happen is to write a plugin and use c++ to access the objects but this aint for the faint hearted and I struggle to find any documentation on writing my own filemaker plugins.

       

      Any ideas?