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  1. FileMaker Pro Progress Bar V3

    V3 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar – Gangsta with Gradients! OK, one last riff on progress bars! The V2 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar demo file showed how to have the bar change color based on the percentage, such as changing the entire bar from green to yellow to red as the percentage increased. That approach has some good uses (showing how full a container is, for instance), but some people had something else in mind: having the bar incrementally change color as it progressed. In other words, a gradient. In the course of solving that problem, I created a native FileMaker Pro 13 gradient generator. Enter as many colors and steps as you wish and the file will create a corresponding 100 x 1 pixel gradient image. You can even specify whether it should use an RGB or HSB gradient. The RBG option is probably what most people are used to, while an HSB gradient will traverse the color wheel on its way from one color to the next. The first sample gradient is a good example to demonstrate the difference. The resulting gradient can be used on its own as a native image or generated dynamically. The progress bar portion is very simple. It takes three parameters: the progress percentage, a background color (in base64) and a 100 x 1 pixel image (also in base64). It then simply reveals the portion of the image as specified by the progress parameter and displays the background color for the remainder. How cool is that! Enjoy! Download Demo of V3 Gradient FileMaker Pro Progress Bar About Excelisys, Inc.: Founded in 2001, Excelisys (www.excelisys.com) is an FBA Platinum Partner and FileMaker Certified developer organization. Excelisys specializes in designing, developing, customizing, supporting, consulting, migrating, upgrading, fixing, and integrating of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions, MySQL, PHP, CodeIgnitor, PostgreSQL, QuickBooks-FileMaker Pro Integration, Excel and MS Access to FileMaker Pro conversions/migrations, iPhone and iPad business solutions, and other various database frameworks and web technologies 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.
  2. Double-Single Click Trick

    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. class="wp-image-1430 size-medium" src="http://www.excelisys.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DoubleClick-300x173.png" alt="FileMaker Pro Tip-n-Trick Double-Single Click Demo File" width="300" height="173" /> 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. class='bbc_url' rel='nofollow external'>Source
  3. Video: FileMaker Pro Tip -n- Trick: Quick Single-Double Click Trick Video By Richard Carlton Consulting & Content Provided by eXcelisys RCC came across Andy’s FileMaker Pro Tip -n- Trick single-double click quick demo file and loved the simplicity of how it helps you add the ability to support a double-click on objects within FileMaker Pro. He thought this FileMaker Pro tip -n- trick was so ingenious and simple, that he asked us if he could make a video that would explain for those who are novices and sudo intermediates, and we said… OF COURSE! Richard did an EXcellent job of breaking this down and explaining how it all works. Plus there are some great EXplosions! Enjoy this free video from Richard Carlton Consulting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVU8g3EelIM Go here if you want to read the original blog post and download the demo file. About 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. *This article is provided for free and as-is, use and play at your own risk – but have fun! Excelisys does not 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 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. About Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc. provides customized database development services for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Our core competency is FileMaker Pro, where we hold FileMaker’s highest certifications. With a team of 27 staff, we are capable of deploying both small and large solutions for a wide variety of customers. We service all modern versions of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, and FileMaker Go (for the iPad and iPhone). We also deploy FileMaker databases to the web, and offer PHP/Web Development, iOS Programming, FileMaker Server Support, and Hosting Services. * FileMaker and FileMaker Pro are registered trademarks and owned by FileMaker, Inc. in the US and other countries. Source
  4. FileMaker Pro Progress Bars, chapter 5: Gantt-Man By Andy Persons In which nothing can Bar our intrepid code from Progressing to Uncharted territory! We received an interesting variety of responses to our FileMaker Pro Progress Bars demo files. Can you make it show an image for the foreground? How about an animated gif? It’s too blurry; can you sharpen it up? Any chance it can do my taxes? One of the requests that piqued our interest was the ability to have the foreground color appear in the middle of the bar. That is, to be able to specify a background color segment, then a foreground color, then a background color. Sure, we could do that, but why stop with a ham sandwich when you can throw a luau? So we donned our grass skirts and created the ability to generate Gantt charts. This FileMaker Pro progress bars demo file showcases our GanttChart() custom function that allows you to specify an unlimited number of segments via a return-delimited list. Each line in the list should specify a percentage (where the segment begins) and the color of the segment (in base64; don’t worry, we also provided a tool to convert from RGB colors to base64). Of course, this custom function could also be used for a host of other purposes, including: Stacked bar charts Dynamic interface elements, where the ability to specify the color on the fly is crucial (since FileMaker Pro’s styling doesn’t allow for that). Possibly even bar codes, although we haven’t tested that one Also, remember you can rotate elements in FileMaker Pro, in case you wanted to use this vertically. Oh and we decided to throw in the autofocus as well by upgrading the base graphic from 100 pixels to 1000. This should eliminate the blurred edges that some users experienced when they expanded the container to very large sizes. Download the demo file and give it a whirl! Hope you enjoy it! *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 Excelisys, Inc.: Founded in 2001, Excelisys (www.excelisys.com) is an FBA Platinum Partner and FileMaker Certified developer organization. Excelisys specializes in designing, developing, customizing, supporting, consulting, migrating, upgrading, fixing, and integrating of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions, MySQL, PHP, CodeIgnitor, PostgreSQL, QuickBooks-FileMaker Pro Integration, Excel and MS Access to FileMaker Pro conversions/migrations, iPhone and iPad business solutions, and other various database frameworks and web technologies 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.
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