WHAT I’D LIKE TO SEE: Calculation Option For Install Menu Set Script Step

From Dwayne Wright - Certified FileMaker 9 Developer
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This is one of many quick little things I’d like to see in the next version of FileMaker.

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Calculation Option For Install Menu Set Script Step
I love FileMaker custom menus but FileMaker hasn’t tweaked its feature set (that I’m aware of) since it was released. Today I wanted to write a script that would toggle between the default FileMaker menu or the menu that is defined for the current layout. Now I have over 25 custom menu sets in my FileMaker InBizness solution. FileMaker is killing me with its lack of options for installing custom menus on demand. Unless someone can give me a workaround, I would have to hard code this script for all 25 + menu set options I have.

So I’m going to have to abandon my idea of making it quick and easy to toggle between menu sets. I wish there was a way to choose the menu set to install via a single calculated value. It would be better if the script could know the layout context of the current foreground window and simply choose the default menu for that layout.


WANT SOME MORE?

Check out Tim Dietrich's post FILEMAKER PRO 10: What's Missing? at his FileMaker Addict Blog.

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