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Object Card Windows

FileMaker Magazine


Despite the FileMaker platform being several decades old, the original design of Layout mode and the ability for developers to harness existing tools to either mimic operating systems like iOS or craft entirely unique user interfaces remain monumental advantages for those who opt for this platform.

One of the most significant additions to the Claris/FileMaker platform was the introduction of Card Windows. I remember creating some of the initial videos showcasing this feature; the capacity to exercise complete control over a rendered window was an immensely valuable advancement in FileMaker development.

Granted, there are areas where this feature could be refined to enhance its functionality even further. However, the current capabilities allow us to effortlessly generate our own windows whenever and, more notably, wherever we desire.

This video, along with the accompanying technique file, introduces a feature I refer to as "Object Card Windows." To put it simply, you specify a target object that will determine the boundaries within which a new card window will appear. The advantage is a straightforward yet incredibly practical script for generating new card windows in specific locations. This utility script is an absolute necessity for any solution, and its inclusion in your toolkit is highly recommended.

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