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Daniel Wood

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  1. G'day all! Just posted a new article over at FM Weetbicks, hope you enjoy it. This is a technique that I've used in a few solutions now, mainly for login screens or splash screens where I want to present a pretty backdrop image. The issue is that when the user resizes their screen or rotates their device, the image can often stretch, distort, or end up with gaps of space if it is set to maintain aspect ratio. This article presents a way around that, hope you enjoy! https://www.teamdf.com/blogs/dynamically-resizing-backgrounds/
  2. Building a Super Slick Search UI

    Hi all, new article just posted over at FM Weetbicks, blurb and link below, cheers! Link to full article here
  3. Back in 2014 we wrote our most popular article to date about integrating FileMaker with the online email service Mandrill. Recently, Mandrill have announced that they are ceasing their free service and are turning it into a Mailchimp add-on service that will cost a fee. In this article we detail how you can switch to using SparkPost, a free mail service that is the preferred alternative to Mandrill (even Mandrill themselves recommend it!) We provide a demo file and information on how you can easily make the switch, along with some important things you need to know along the way. Click here to read the full article…
  4. Super Fast Record Display in Descending Creation Order

    hi Charity, here is the working link, apologies for that: http://www.teamdf.com/weetbicks/78/super-fast-record-display-in-descending-creation-order
  5. New in FileMaker 14 is the automatic “reconnect to server” feature which I particularly love. But there are some catches to getting it to work nicely, and things you can do to make the most of it. In this article we cover it in depth and outline some limitations and possible workarounds. Click here to check out the full article
  6. This is the first time we have ever reviewed a product, and may be the last. The fact is we just love Developer Assistant so much that we had to write about it. We'll cover some of the major features of Developer Assistant and why we think this should be in every developers toolkit. Click here to check out the full review at FileMaker Weetbicks
  7. Four years ago we wrote an article about how you can refresh portals and relationships without the need to flush the entire cache. The technique involved using a Cartesian Join. Now, over four years later FileMaker 14 has given us a supported way to do this with the Refresh Portal script step. In this article we demonstrate how the step can be used by comparing it to the example given in our first article on the subject. We also cover some situations where cartesian join may still be the preferred method of refresh. Click here to read the full article…
  8. Buttons have had a major overhaul in FileMaker 14. In addition to a brand new user interface for button setup, you now have far more control over a buttons appearance, including adding an icon (that is not an overlaid image!) In this article we cover some of the new features of button setup including adding your own icon sets for button usage. Click here to check out the full article at FileMaker Weetbicks
  9. It's been quite a while since FileMaker introduced a new layout part, but with FileMaker 14 we have one. Known as the Navigation part, on the surface it may appear similar to it's cousin the header. However the more you delve into its properties the cooler it gets. In this article we explain the properties of the Navigation part and why it rocks! Click here to check out the full article…
  10. FileMaker just keeps getting better! With 14 we have more flexibility than ever before when it comes to creating gorgeous looking solutions. A number of a new layout styling options help make this possible. In this article we cover some of the new layout object styling options. Click here to read the full article!
  11. In this article we show how you can build a button bar to become the main navigation bar for your solution, and how it can be abstracted as much as possible so it can be pasted across multiple layouts. We also cover some of the limitations that using a button bar will present. Click here to read the full article
  12. The new Script Workspace allows you to add script steps simply by typing them directly into a script. It will attempt to auto-complete your entry and find matching script steps. With a little practice and habit you can easily learn the best shortcuts to use to save you the most time when it comes to finding the specific step you want to add. In this article we provide a demo file that gives you a number of variations of shortcuts you can use for every script step, as well as going into detail as to how the auto-complete works. Click here to read the full article…
  13. The biggest feature overhaul in FileMaker 14 is that to the scripting area, now known as the script workspace. This is the biggest scripting change in years and with it comes a number of areas where you can gain in efficiency when writing scripts. In this article we document all of the areas of the script workspace and list as many features as we can find. Click here to read the full article at FileMaker Weetbicks
  14. I must say I like this button bar implementation, given it's on a button it will work with conditional formatting (which placeholder text does not) and the icon too is a bonus, very cool!
  15. 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. Click here to check out the full article at FileMaker Weetbicks
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