Browser: Firefox - still the best browser in my opinion, with a wealth of developer tools. Chrome is also good but I found it to be prone to crashing, so gave up on it. After installing Firefox, I remove the Internet Explorer link on the task bar.
DVCS (Distributed Version Control System): Git for Windows. Includes a command line shell which features decent help for all the git commands. You can use this to pull from and push to remote repositories hosted on services such as GitHub and BitBucket.
Folks frequently ask how to perform finds in scripts where data specified by the user is used to create the needed find criteria. Such scripted finds can be much more user friendly than a manual find. This post presents the basic script I recommend for this purpose. At the end of this post I have also listed multiple examples of how the set field step can be used to create various find criteria.
This script assumes that global fields have been placed on a layout where a user entered or selected data to be used as find criteria. This layout can be displayed via the New Window script step to be a small modal dialog where the user enters or selects criteria.
Network Link Conditioner is provided by Apple on its website. You must be an Apple Developer in order to get access to the tool. You can register to become a developer before you try to download. It is a part of a group of tools called Hardware IO Tools for Xcode. Note that you do not need to download Xcode. These tools have been separated from Xcode.
When you've been using FileMaker as long as I have, you know we've done all kinds of crazy things to get image masks to work on our buttons. For example, we would use a set of grouped native FileMaker line objects to cover an image just to get an ugly looking mask. I hope that not many developers suffered for too long using that technique.
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Business card; ID badge; Envelopes; Product list and Catalog; Invoice; Reports (List only and List with Charts); Letter.
I love FileMaker 13's new style tools! It makes creating and maintaining a consistent theme style for a project, incredibly simple. A tool that I've been using lately, to aid in creating custom themes for our customers, is the built in Mac OS Color Picker, specifically the color palette tab.
The file format of FileMaker Pro has been changed to support new features. To use files from previous versions of FileMaker Pro, you must convert those files to the FileMaker Pro .fmp12 file format. After file conversion, you may notice some differences from the original files. This document describes changes that you might see after conversion, so that you can adjust your converted files if needed. It also includes behavior changes that you should be aware of.
FileMaker has extremely functional charts, but one tricky part I’ve found is making the x-axis display in an appealing format. The values along the x-axis can overlapIf you have a lot of records. Summaries can help with this, but what if you don’t know how many points you’re going to have to plot, or the range which would need to be summarized?
This free eBook on FileMaker Pro Themes by Michael Rocharde is a simple visual reference guide on how each of the different FileMaker Pro themes look in a production environment. Each example uses the same base data and has tab panels, a portal and buttons. There are also some additional hints and tips about some…
Because the Print script step is unsupported in WebDirect, the only other way to print is through the browsers print function. This however is a very poor substitute as the browser will only print the visible window contents. Any lists of records or any layout that cannot fit entirely in the visible window will not print. Without Preview mode we also have no ability for producing complex sub-summary reports or sliding of records. Basically, it just dun work!
- determine a set of conditions that would require the solution to quit working ( a date, a number of days after first opened, a number of times opened, the number of records in the file, etc... )
- develop a script that will test for those conditions and perform the quit actions when they are met.
- optional ... a method to remind the user how long they have before the deactivation event takes place.
- optional ... provide a method to deactivate the deactivation event ( I registered... do not turn me off ) - optional ... provide a method to extract the data, so that it can be used in a version the customer decides to purchase.