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Windows Placement Issues and Solutions: FileMaker Tips & Tricks

This FileMaker training video covers the foundational aspects of determining the placement of each layout window building on the previous video regarding window sizing.
View part one: Windows Sizing Issues and Solutions here: https://youtu.be/EfuVy7BiV-U

Whether you are a beginner developer or a Certified Developer, every direct interaction with FileMaker requires a window.
Proper planning and strategy is generally applied more to structure and schema, often leaving very little time to create a great user experience with all of that important data.
At a bare minimum, there should be attention given to the actual window itself:
What size should it be?
Are there different sizes for different views?
Is each layout independent of other layouts or dependent on other layouts?
Can the user determine their preferences dynamically?
Where should it be displayed on the screen?

All of these questions can be easily answered and implemented with some simple scripting and script triggers.
With the right approach, you can save a lot of design time and still create a great user experience based on what the user prefers!

The sooner you choose a specific strategy, the sooner it can be applied to your solutions.
The sooner it is applied properly, the sooner you start saving time and frustration in the design phase.

Script steps utilized in this video:
Get(WindowWidth)
Get(WindowHeight)
Get(WindowLeft)
Get(WIndowTop)
Get(ScreenWidth)
Get(ScreenHeight)
Get(WIndowDesktopHeight)
Get(WindowContentHeight)
Move/Resize Window
Adjust Window
Get(LayoutViewState)

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1 Comment
  1. Productive Computing says

    FileMaker has so many options to customize solutions and user experience, we don't have to stick to a one size fits all method.  Instead, we can apply an all sizes fit one model where the user can choose different methods as many times as they like!

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