By Jesse Feiler
Use FileMaker® applied sciences to create strong cellular facts apps for iPhone®, iPod® contact, and iPad™ Apple’s FileMaker applied sciences make it effortless to create robust, data-driven apps for iPhone, iPod contact, iPad, and any cellular device’s internet browser. during this booklet, top FileMaker and iOS specialist Jesse Feiler teaches you all of the talents and strategies you’ll want, no matter if you’re a developer, wisdom employee, or supervisor. Feiler completely reports each one process for offering cellular information utilizing FileMaker professional, FileMaker Server, FileMaker cross, and Bento. You’ll find out how cellular data-driven apps are diversified from conventional desktop-driven apps, and the way to create hugely usable interfaces for them. step-by-step, Feiler demonstrates find out how to expand present databases to cellular units and the internet, and the way to create and optimize brand-new databases for iPad and iPhone. This booklet brings jointly center rules, useful improvement innovations, and confirmed assistance and shortcuts. You’ll detect the easiest how one can include printing, contact interface components, and location-based gains into your apps; combine info from a number of FileMaker and non-FileMaker assets; and masses extra. • Use FileMaker cross apps to entry FileMaker databases hosted on FileMaker Server or FileMaker seasoned, or databases resident on a cellular gadget • stream FileMaker professional databases, scripts, and layouts to cellular environments • boost easy-to-use interfaces for cellular information apps • layout FileMaker pass suggestions for iPhone, iPad, or either • Optimize FileMaker databases for FileMaker cross • combine printing and charting positive factors into your cellular database apps • Use Bento to proportion facts and synchronize libraries • paintings successfully with Bento documents, fields, types, and tables • construct location-aware database apps for iOS cellular units • Import/export information from Bento, FileMaker, spreadsheets, and different assets • circulate FileMaker databases to the internet with IWP, CWP, and FileMaker Server Jesse Feiler is a developer, internet clothier, coach, and writer. He has labored with Apple cellular units from Newton via iPad and has labored with FileMaker applied sciences considering 1984. Feiler created ChamplainArts.com’s strong iPad assembly administration app MinutesMachine. His books contain utilizing FileMaker Bento, Sams educate your self Drupal in 24 Hours, The Bento ebook, and FileMaker professional 10 intensive. quepublishing.comnorthcountryconsulting.com
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If it appears somewhere else, drag it with the two-headed arrow until it is in the right place. The Go to Layout script step has a Specify pop-up so you can choose the layout. 12. Click OK to close the layout selector dialog and then close the script and agree to save it in the dialog that will appear. 12 Select the layout to go to. 8. In the File menu, choose File Options and click the checkbox for Perform Script. Select the script you have just written, and it will be executed each time the file is opened.
32 Pa r t I • Data to Go Format painter. Finally, the paint brush at the right lets you copy the formatting characteristics from one object to another. These characteristics do not include size, but they do include attributes such as text style and color. See “How to Standardize Layout Objects” later in this chapter. Using the Inspector One of the most important elements of modern interface design is the concept of inspectors; they were introduced to FileMaker in FileMaker Pro 11. Inspectors are small windows (sometimes called windoids).
Button. You can draw a button to which you can attach a script or a standard action (such as going to the next or previous record). You attach the script with Format, Button Setup. • Tab control. You can create a tab control with the next tool. Tab controls are common methods of getting the most out of screen space because the same area can be used for several different sets of data depending on which tab is chosen. • Portal. A portal displays data from a related table and might allow editing of it.
Data-driven iOS Apps for iPad and iPhone with FileMaker Pro, Bento by FileMaker, and FileMaker Go by Jesse Feiler