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NightWing Enterprises - FileMaker Sample and Demo Files

Please note:  The following sample and demonstration files are subject to copyright and may be licensed for business or commercial applications. Use for private and educational purposes is free of charge, by courtesy of NightWing Enterprises.



New and Updated Demo and sample Files!
 


+ Demo Files for FileMaker 13 and later +
 
For the benefit of prospective clients and fellow developers, sample and demonstration files showing FileMaker Pro development techniques are periodically made available for download from this site.
 


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Showcasing selected features of FileMaker Pro across the scope of the current FileMaker Platform!


  1. Portal Control System - Drag to sort, click to select, double-click to edit.

 
  2. Progress Indicators v2.0 - Re-inventing process feedback for FileMaker 13.

 
  3. Active Highlight v4.0 - The modern solution to an ancient challenge!

 
  4. Duplicate Hierarchy v2.0 - Duplicating related record sets across multiple tables.

 
  5. Screen Popovers - All-new layering, flash pane and dialog effects.

 
  6. UltraLog v2.0 - Enhanced & refined transactional audit system.

 
  7. Modification Tracker - Extended field mod metadata system.

 
  8. Custom Status Panel - Including draggable slider navigation layout widgets.

 
  9. Search Text Highlighting - Showing all instances of a string within a text field.

 
  10. Distinct Values Toolkit - Returning one of each value when there are duplicates.

 
  11. Portal Found Set v3.0 - Dynamic portal interaction with found records.

 
  12. Dynamic Layout v2.0 - Multiple Views & Reports from a Single Layout!

 
  13. Cascading Portals v2.0 - A Layout Technique for 'Nesting' Portal Data!

 


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Note: Use of the code and techniques shown in these demos is free for private and educational purposes and may be licensed for commercial and business applications. Should you require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.




FileMaker Pro 10.x demos and custom developer examples - X4X!


+ A Selection of FileMaker 10 Demo Files +

- - - Marking the Release of the FileMaker Pro 10 Bible
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For the benefit of prospective clients and fellow developers, sample and demonstration files showing FileMaker Pro development techniques are periodically made available for download from this site.

 

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Showcasing selected features of
FileMaker Pro 10 and FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced


  1. UltraLog - Comprehensive Transactional Audit Tracking.

 
  2. Instant Search - One-Stop Finds in Browse Mode.

 
  3. Type-Ahead portal - Fully Automated Portal Filtering System.

 
  4. Text Controller - Fixed Length Fields and Input Masking Systems.

 
  5. Auto-Bullet fields - Protecting Sensitive Data on your Layouts.

 
  6. Duplicate Hierarchic Set - Duplicate a record and all its related records.

 
  7. Account-Filtered Records - Each User Sees Their Own Data.

 
  8. Tab Permissions - Governing Tab Control Navigation.

 
  9. ActiveHighlight_v3 - Blazingly Efficient Record Highlighting in List View.

 
  10. Layout Calculations - Reducing Schema and Graph Clutter!

 

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Note: Use of the code and techniques shown in these demos is free for private and educational purposes and may be licensed for commercial and business applications. Should you require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.




Marking the release of the FileMaker Pro 9 Bible

+ Advanced Techniques for FileMaker Developers! +

The following demo files provide practical illustrations of techniques described in detail in chapters 10, 13, 15 and 18 of the FileMaker Pro 9 Bible!


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  1. NightWing Base36 uID System.

 
  2. Multi-Lingual Interface System.

 
  3. Passing Multiple Script Parameters.

 
  4. Merge-Letter Templating System.

 
  5. Dynamic Layout & Report Technique.

 
  6. Unbreakable References (ref by ID).

 

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Note: Use of the code and techniques shown in these demos is free for private and educational purposes and may be licensed for commercial and business applications. Should you require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.




FileMaker Pro 9.x demos and custom developer examples - 949!


+ FileMaker 9 Demo File Collection +

For the benefit of prospective clients and fellow developers, sample and demonstration files showing FileMaker Pro development techniques are periodically made available for download from this site.

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The following nine files showcase a selection of the features of FileMaker Pro 9 and FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced - exploring the new standard of simplicity and sophistication for FileMaker solutions!

  1. Dynamic Charting - Live data graphing, native in FileMaker.

 
  2. Tab-Meister - Complete control of nested Tab Panel configurations.

 
  3. Find Log System - Capture, store and reinstate find criteria automatically.

 
  4. Click-Sort Lists - Control list-view sorts by clicking column headers.

 
  5. Retrace Steps Technique - Using a log of records and layouts visited.

 
  6. Duplicate Found Set - Duplicating found record sets in batches.

 
  7. Style buttons - Custom and extended formatting functionality on demand.

 
  8. Progress Bars - A fresh approach to an old problem - seamless and native.

 
  9. Matrix Controller - Fluid manipulation of structured data!

 

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Note: Use of the code and techniques shown in these demos is free for private and educational purposes and may be licensed for commercial and business applications. Should you require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.




FileMaker Pro 8.x demos and custom developer examples - 646!

+ FileMaker 8.x Demos and Examples +

For the benefit of prospective clients and fellow developers, sample and demonstration files showing FileMaker Pro development techniques are periodically made available for download from this site.

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In 2006 we published the following six files, illustrating a selection of advanced FileMaker Pro 8.x techniques!

  1. SuperLog Audit System - Audit Trails with One Field & One Function.

 
  2. Double-Click Portal Selection Technique - 1 Click to select, 2 to Open.

 
  3. Dynamic File Referencing System - Swap Out Related Files on the Fly.

 
  4. Tooltip Content Management Without "Relationship Spaghetti".

 
  5. Group Shading - Data-Driven Alternate Highlighting.

 
  6. Calendar Viewer - Tabular Data Display Technique.

 

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Note: Use of the code and techniques shown in these demos is free for private and educational purposes and may be licensed for commercial and business applications. Should you require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.




FileMaker Pro 8 demos and custom developer examples - 848!

+ Advanced Techniques for FileMaker 8 +

For the benefit of prospective clients and fellow developers, sample and demonstration files showing FileMaker Pro development techniques are periodically made available for download from this site.
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The following eight files showcase a selection of new FileMaker Pro 8 and FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced features - addressing some familiar problems in new ways thanks to the breadth and power that FileMaker 8 brings!

  1. Array Handling - Automated Re-purposing of Delimited Data Sets.

 
  2. Custom Multi-Window Record Selection System.

 
  3. Dynamic Summaries - Live Subsummary Data for the Found Set.

 
  4. Displaying the Found Set in a Portal - dynamically!

 
  5. Finding Only One of Each Record When there are Duplicates.

 
  6. Automatically Highlight the Active Row in List View.

 
  7. Carry/Calculate Down (across multiple records)!

 
  8. Portal Sidebar Navigation System.
 

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Note: Use of the code and techniques shown in these demos is free for private and educational purposes and may be licensed for commercial and business applications. Should you require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.




FileMaker Pro 7 demos and custom developer examples - 747!

+ New Horizons with FileMaker 7
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For the benefit of prospective clients and fellow developers, sample and demonstration files showing FileMaker Pro development techniques are periodically made available for download from this site.

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The following seven files showcase a selection of new FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Developer 7 features - including some familiar techniques achieved in new ways with the dramatically new capabilities of FileMaker 7!

  1. Automatically Highlighting All Occurrences of a User-Specified Text String.

 
  2. Ultra-Streamlined Audit Tracking System for FileMaker 7.

 
  3. Dynamically Reducing Value List - shows only values not already used.

 
  4. Floating Navigation Palette - Navigation in Preview Mode.

 
  5. Example of a Booking System which shows available (unbooked) items.

 
  6. Sample Navigation Bar Widget - updated for FileMaker 7.

 
  7. Management of Lists - hand-selecting list items from a portal.
 

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Note: Use of the code and techniques shown in these demos is free for private and educational purposes and may be licensed for commercial and business applications. Should you require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.




FileMaker Pro 10 Bible by Ray Cologon - Now Shipping!!



To delve into demos from the distant past, see also our...

+ Archive of Samples & Examples in .fp5 Format +




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