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I am attempting to create a windows runtime solution using filemaker developer for the mac. When I create the solution, the files (dll) the the manual says are supposed to be created don't seem to be. The resulting runtime solution will not work in a windows environment. What am I doing wrong?

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In order to create a runtime solution for the Windows platform, you need to do it on a Windows machine with FileMaker Developer. The same applies to macintosh runtime solutions, you need to create them on a mac.

I'm not sure, but you might be able to do the Windows runtime on a mac using Virtual PC.

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IMHO -- yes, VPC will do the job.

Actually -- I was browsing the Internet from VPC on my iMac. It was faster, than from iMac itself and NN4.6-7.

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It is cross-platform. FM Pro files can run on Mac and Win. However, when you create a runtime, there are other files that need to be created in order for the OS to run it (.dlls on Win, for example). I think you would be hard-pressed to find ANY program that would run cross platform right when you pop in the CD. You just have to create/install it on the platform you want to run it on.

Ken

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thanks for the reply. So to belabor the point. If I want to create a windows runtime solution, I need to do with the a windows version of filemaker developer?

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Yes, you need to have FM Developer installed on a Win machine. Use the Developer Tool and it will create the runtime to run on Win.

By the way, if you are interested in making a setup file that will "install" the runtime on a machine and create shortcuts, you can check out the Ghost Installer (www.ginstall.com). It's free. There are others out there that I'm sure others will suggest.

Have fun!

Ken

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The thing is, you're actually creating an application. So in order to create a Windows application ... well, you get the idea.

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