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Can I make the layout fit the user's secreen?


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"Is there a way that I can have filemaker zoom the layout to fit the screen?"

No.

You can make FMP change the size of the *window* but you cannot make FMP change the size of the *layout* itself. (You can change the zoom level but it's a crude solution and not really the feature's intended purpose; but by all means try it.)

The solution is to design multiple "sets" of layouts, one for each supported screen resolution. For instance if you want to support 800x600 and 1024x768 you'll need two sets of interface layouts. Then use a script to handle the changing of layouts:

If [ Status (CurrentScreenHeight) < 768 ]

Go to Layout [ "Data Entry 800x600" ]

Else

Go to Layout [ "Data Entry 1024x768" ]

End If

Yes, this is a lot of work. No I personally don't do it any more -- I did it for one customer and it was a nightmare, every minor change to an interface required working on two layouts, sometimes four.

I now get the customer to decide what screen resolution they want the solution to work on, and that's it. If they want more, they pay more. But for me it's so much more work that I try to talk them out of it.

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