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24U SimpleDialog Plug-In Overview

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In allows your FileMaker solutions to interact with users via professionally looking dialogs to provide excellent user experience with minimum development effort.

  • Vince Menanno

  • Paul de Hallé

  • Diego D'alessio

  • Lynn Oburg

  • Neal Frank

Now you can take full advantage of the 64-bit FileMaker Pro 16 as well!

Indicate progress

With 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In your script can easily display a dialog with a progress bar and two text messages. Multiple dialogs can be displayed at the same time and updated on-the-fly while your script keeps running.

When your solution needs time to do its work you can:

  • keep the user calm by showing that it is working
  • make the user efficient by knowing when it will be done
  • prevent the users from perceiving the app as frozen

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Display messages

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In can display styled text in dialogs and automatically resizes each dialog for the best possible layout of the provided contents.

When your solution needs to display a warning or error message:

  • the whole message will always fit in the dialog, so the user will not miss a cropped piece
  • you can emphasize the most important part to make the user read it before dismissing it
  • nice and unique look of each dialog will make them pleasant to see and easier to recognize

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Prompt for data

With 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In your script can ask the user for information as easily as using the Show Custom Dialog script step, just without its limitations.

When your script needs input from the user you can:

  • make it easy for the user by using the right field type for each bit of information
  • avoid confusion from displaying a sequence of dialogs
  • provide native user experience without hassle
  • create reusable code by not depending on database fields

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Update dialogs on-the-fly

With 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In, your dialogs can be validated and updated while they are displayed. You can validate entered values using regular expression or FileMaker calculations, and update the dialog based on various circumstances.

With live updating dialogs you can:

  • validate all values before the dialog is dismissed
  • complete all data entry within a single dialog
  • let the user select multiple values from conditional popup menus
  • provide context sensitive help for individual dialog fields
  • avoid loops with confusing reappearing dialogs

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Have the syntax generated

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In comes with a utility that lets you set up a dialog with up to 5 fields and 5 buttons and generated the correct syntax for you.

With 24U SimpleDialog Utility you can:

  • start using the plug-in without learning its syntax
  • test your dialogs before using them in your solution
  • learn the syntax from your own examples

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TOPWHAT'S NEW
SimpleDialog

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 6

  • Added support for Native iOS FileMaker® Go applications
  • Progress dialogs with buttons
  • Fixed minor bugs
  • Behaviour of parameter “minlines” documented
  • SDialog_SetCalculation example added
iOS Dialogs

Support for Native iOS FM Go Apps

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 6 fully supports native iOS FileMaker Go applications. Keep your solutions informational by creating simple and handy dialogs for filling information or progress bars to inform your clients what is currently happening.

Create anything you want for iPads or iPhones while our plug-in will still be there for you.

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Progress dialogs with buttons

With 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 6, we have improved the progress dialogs with the possibility of adding Pause/Resume and Cancel buttons.

Allow your solutions’ dialogs to feel more user-friendly by letting your customer direct the progress of their work.

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TOPTECH SPECS

Plug-In Functions

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In provides all its functionality to FileMaker Pro via the following set of external calculation functions:

  • SDialog_Version( { versionFormat }
  • SDialog_Register( selector )
  • SDialog_InputDialog( dialogPrompt { ; dialogButtons { ; dialogItems… } } )
  • SDialog_ProgressDialog( { dialogNumber ; } action { ; actionData… } )
  • SDialog_SetCalculation( updateType ; updateIndex ; eventType { ; eventIndex } ; calculation )
  • SDialog_Get( selector { ; moreData } )
  • SDialog_Set( selector { ; newValue or iconSpecifier } )

Click here to examine the whole syntax description

System Requirements

Recommended configuration:

Mac OS X: Any Intel Mac, 4 GB RAM, macOS High Sierra 10.13, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.
Windows: 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10 or newer, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.


Minimum requirements:

Mac OS X: Any Intel Mac, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, FileMaker Pro 14 or newer.
Windows: 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7 or newer, FileMaker Pro 14 or newer.


iOS:
  • macOS 10.12
  • FileMaker Pro or Pro Advanced (for creating FileMaker solutions)
  • Xcode 8 (Swift 3.0)
  • iOS 10.0
  • developer.apple.com account (for testing and deployment on device)
  • FileMaker iOSAppSDK

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