Archive for the ‘Conditional Formatting’ Category

Speed up your conditional formatting

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Conditional formatting is a great tool to enhance your layouts and add additional functionality to your solutions, e.g. for calendaring. But sometimes conditional formatting can slow down the display of your layouts, because FileMaker has to calculate all the conditions you have defined. Today we are going to look at a technique that allows you to speed up your calculations by caching some results temporarily.


Display a running clock using DoSQL & conditional formatting

Monday, November 12th, 2007

This is a simple example that demonstrates how to use conditional formatting with the myFMbutler DoSQL plug-in in order to display a running clock in FileMaker.

This example requires that the DoSQL plug-in be installed. You can download DoSQL here.

Download the Clock example

Simple Navigation with FileMaker Pro 9

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Simple Navigation

Ever wanted to create your own navigation system based on your layout names? With the introduction of conditional formatting, this has now become a piece of cake.

This example shows you how you can implement a simple navigation system in your solution.

Download the example file.

Write your own progress bar with FileMaker Pro 9

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Progress bar

Sometimes a script running within your FileMaker solution may take a while to complete. A user-friendly application should provide some indication to the user that the script is running. Progress bars are a commonly used interface element to convey how far along a script is.
This article will explain how you can easily implement a progress bar in your solution.


PacMan, or fun with Conditional Formatting

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

With the introduction of the conditional formatting feature in FileMaker 9, a whole bunch of new possibilities are available to the FileMaker developer. This example demonstrates the power of conditional formatting.


Download PacMan