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Im having a little problem with filemaker 7. I have a layout with a portal of records. When you click on the portal line a new window is created with more information on that related record. In the new window I have 2 buttons that I created(Save, Cancel). The Save button calls a script and checks the 2 fields that are editable and makes sure everything is filled in fine and then saves. The Cancel button calls a script that Reverts the record and closes the window and goes to main window. This works perfectly when I turned off save record changes automatically in layout setup for the popup.

My problem is this.... If someone hits the X on the window (to close the window) it give the option for someone to save or cancel the record... is there a way to make it just cancel if they hit the x? This defeats the whole purpose of the save and cancel button.

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It seems to me that FM's behavior (as you describe it, if I follow) *doesn't* defeat the purpose of the save/cancel button; rather, it insists that the user *consciously choose* between saving and cancelling. And this seems to me to be a good thing; some users might assume that closing the window confirms being "done with" data entry; others might think it means backing out without saving.

Can you say more about why you want the close box to cancel?

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The reason I dont want people to save using the automatic dialog box is because the save button has a script that all fields must be filled in to save and the script also changes a invisable field to get it out of the portal. Yes I see good things about the dialog box but not for this case.

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Ah, I see!

I wonder whether you actually would prefer a solution that uses a dialog box rather than a separate full window then... I remember using a custom dialogue plug-in once that allowed all sorts of flexibility for user inputs and buttons... Troi Dialog, I think it was, and there are others too...

A script could open the most useful data layout window beneath and place the dialog box in a helpful position, and force user to choose a button to move on.

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well I thought of another idea which bombed...

In the new window I still have automatic save off, I made the two required fields a non empty field and required. When I click the X on the top it doesnt ask to save unless both those fields are filled in which is fine! Heres the annoying problem. If I click outside of the field it ask to save for some odd reason even tho I have automatic save turned off in the layout. I found a ghetto way of fixing it by making the whole backscreen a button. Then it doesnt ask. Is there another way of doing this other than my ghetto way?

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