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FileMaker Pro Tip-n-Trick: A Double-Single Click Trick

By Andy Persons

A nice little FileMaker Pro Tip-n-Trick showing you a double-single click trick!

Have you ever wanted to add support for double-clicking in your FileMaker Pro solutions? FileMaker Pro doesn’t currently support that natively, but various workarounds have been created over the years.

Unfortunately, none of the techniques I found support exclusive actions. BOTH the single and double-click actions occur when the user double-clicks. This file demonstrates a simple alternative that enables your solutions to perform only one OR the other.

This technique and the demo download has been tested and works in FileMaker Pro versions 12 and 13.

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Download the free demo file!

Although untested, this technique is likely to work in any version of FileMaker Pro that supports both the Get(ScriptName) function and fractional seconds in the Pause Script duration.

Click away and Enjoy!

– Andy

*This article is provided for free and as-is, use and play at your own risk – but have fun! Excelisys does not provide free support or assistance with any of the above. If you would like help or assistance, please consider retaining Excelisys’ FileMaker Pro consulting & development services.

About target="_blank">Andy Persons: Andy is a Senior Lead FileMaker Pro Developer with Excelisys: Andy has been an industry leading FileMaker Pro developer creating FileMaker Pro solutions for over 17 years. In addition to being one of the lead developers of three top-rated and most-downloaded FileMaker Pro solutions of all-time; the FileMaker Business Tracker and the Excelisys eX-BizTracker & eX-BizTracker Pro jump-start solutions, he has shared his incredible and advanced talents by authoring numerous Tips-n-Tricks files and white papers, including Hierarchical Portals, Recursive Calcs, Audit Logs and Drag-and-Drop using FileMaker Pro.

About Excelisys, Inc.: Founded in 2001, Excelisys (www.excelisys.com) is a dedicated organization specializing in the designing, developing, customizing, supporting, consulting, migrating, upgrading, tweaking, fixing, and integrating of FileMaker Pro solutions, FileMaker Go solutions, MySQL, PostgreSQL, QuickBooks-FileMaker Pro Integration, Excel and MS Access FileMaker Pro conversions/migrations, iPhone and iPad business solutions, and other various database technologies and frameworks that automate your organization’s data solution needs for use on the web, mobile, and desktop platforms. Contact Excelisys today for a free estimate and consultation about your business software automation needs @ 866-592-9235.

target="_blank">* FileMaker and FileMaker Pro are registered trademarks and owned by FileMaker, Inc. in the US and other countries.

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