• Take the Short Cut

    By Daniel Wood, 2 July 2019

    Learning and using keyboard shortcuts in FileMaker is the absolute number one shortcut to being a faster and better developer. In this article we take a look at why shortcuts are useful, and then present a way for you to add even more useful shortcuts that do not come bundled with FileMaker. We go through some of the more cooler ones in depth and show you a few tricks along the way...

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  • Elemental has Landed

    By Daniel Wood, 17 June 2019

    Elemental is my first foray into the product world which is why the blog has been quiet recently. In this article I talk a bit about what Elemental is, what I hope it will become, and some of the cool stuff that is in this first version, enjoy!

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  • FileMaker 18 Release

    By Craig Saunders, 23 May 2019

    FileMaker Inc have released the major annual update to the entire FileMaker platform today bringing a bunch of under-the-hood improvements and a few quite valuable, though generally quite technical new features. Read more →
  • A Variable Way of Writing Recursion

    By Daniel Wood, 22 March 2019

    Recursion can be a complex and often intimidating part of development. In this article Daniel gives examples and explains what recursion is, and then presents an alternative approach to writing them which is more clear and readable, through using local variables...

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  • Easily View Microsoft Office Files in FileMaker

    By Daniel Wood, 28 February 2019

    Viewing Microsoft Office files directly in FileMaker has always been a real headache for developers, until now. In this article we demonstrate how to easily use Microsoft Offices online app viewer tool to view your office documents directly in FileMaker. We also talk about Google's similar offering, and how files can be easily placed online for viewing using the file.io service.

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  • DIY: Tempting Templates

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 7 February 2019

    If you want to build your own app for your business, then FileMaker is just the platform: powerful, yet accessible enough for those focussed on solving problems, especially if you have a bent for code. But where do you begin? In this article Stu takes a look at the latest template files from FileMaker Inc...

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  • Scheduling With DayBack

    By Cath Kirkland and Craig Saunders, 22 January 2019

    Scheduling is one of those perennial problems that businesses face when allocating jobs and resources, yet every business has different needs. Here's how we built one such custom scheduling calendar based on the DayBack calendar from Seedcode…

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  • Modal Magic

    By Daniel Wood, 13 November 2018

    Building Simple and Reusable Modal Dialogs: "modal dialogs" force the user to make a decision before proceeding — effectively locking down access to the app until the user has made their choice. In this article Daniel presents another approach to designing and programming a modal dialog that is both easy, effective, and reusable...

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  • Workplace Innovation Platform

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 10 November 2018

    At the recent FileMaker DevCon conference in Grapevine, Texas, there was a very special announcement. Read more →
  • Better Breadcrumbs

    By Daniel Wood, 4 October 2018

    A breadcrumb menu is a really useful navigation design pattern for both websites and applications. In this article we present a quick and easy means to produce really beautiful breadcrumb menus using a tab control object in FileMaker...

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