Contextual Menus in FileMaker

Ever wondered how the ‘contextual menu’ in FileMaker is created? Perhaps you’ve noticed that unlike Custom Menus, native functionality to customize them does not exist. Well, kind of. When you create a Custom Menu, the menu items that you enable or omit will have a direct effect on the items displayed in the contextual menu. This can be an unexpected side-effect in some cases. Using a plug-in is the only way (currently) to fully customize the contextual menu, but this post focuses solely on native functionality.

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FM Pro 17.0.4 Advanced & FM Go 17.0.5 Updates

Two updates were released today by FileMaker: FileMaker Pro 17.0.4 Advanced and FileMaker Go 17.0.5 – both updates were released in order to address issues where ODBC connections were not closed properly.

Contact us if you need help updating to these newer versions, or if you are having any issue with closing ODBC connections and we would be happy to help.


January Meetup with LiveCode

We’d like to extend a thank you to everyone that was able to join us this past Tuesday night for our monthly Meetup. We began with our customary FileMaker Q&A session, then listened to a special presentation from Kevin Miller of LiveCode.

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Holiday Open House & December Meetup

We would like to thank everyone that took time out of their Wednesday afternoon to stop by our office for our Holiday Open House! We so enjoyed seeing you all, and very much appreciate your attendance during the busy holiday season. We hope that you had a fun, festive time at AppWorks.

We also hosted a FileMaker Meetup on Wednesday night, and were thrilled to see new faces join the group. We began the meeting with a FileMaker Q&A session, and addressed specific questions about charting as well as the encrypt and decrypt features in FileMaker 17. The Q&A sessions are becoming a vital staple of our Meetups, and we invite you to bring any questions you may have about developing with FileMaker.

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