FileMaker Pro 8.5 introduced the Web Viewer layout object. Although its primary function is to embed a live web page into a database, the possibility to display almost any web content in a FileMaker Pro layout, including Flash for example, opened door for a lot of new ideas. Our examples demonstrate how you can use the Web Viewer layout object to break the limitations of FileMaker Pro layouts. You can add features that were never possible before. Just get inspired by our examples and let your imagination do the rest.
This example demonstrates how to implement simple event calendar using FileMaker Pro 8.5 feature. 24U Flash Calendar Example is a flash based interactive calendar similar to iCal, designed to be used within the FileMaker Pro layout's web viewer object. It requires a plug-in to talk back to FileMaker Pro, but it does not require Web Publishing and works even with FileMaker Pro Runtime.
Using Flash Calendar, you can create new event records by clicking and dragging in the calendar space. After that you can move existing events, rename them, delete them and change event duration. All that within a Web Viewer, with an immediate effect on your database data, thanks to Adobe Flash and 24U SimpleTalk Plug-In.
Flash Compatibility Update: This example seems to only work with Flash version 9.0.48 or older. Version 9.0.115 introduced a new security measure which prevents our Flash Calendar to work. Unfortunately, we have not found a way how to work around the new security measure or how to disable it.
You can download a source code of the flash component included in this example, and modify it to match your needs.
You may incorporate the code into your products without
restriction. You are not however permitted to redistribute the source code
itself without prior written agreement of 24U Software.