malachydevlin

Access data objects from within Filemaker

Discussion created by malachydevlin on Sep 24, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2014 by wimdecorte

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?

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