New 14 for 14 Article: The Power of the Placeholder

Discussion created by weetbicks on May 14, 2015
Latest reply on May 25, 2015 by steve.winter

HI all, just posted my first proper article in the 14 for 14 series all about how awesome placeholders are, check it out!


Placeholder text is a great new feature in FileMaker 14. With it you can specify by calculation what label text is to appear in a field that is empty. You can also have complete control over the styling of that text.  In this article we demonstrate how to setup a placeholder and some of its benefits over standard labels.  We also show how placeholder text can be used as a powerful user interface tool for displaying virtually any calculated value direct on a layout without the need for fields or variables.

Link to full article @ FileMaker Weetbicks

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