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Add a Developer's Information Panel to your solutions

You can easily add a developer's information panel to your solutions by taking advantage of FileMaker Pro 13's new 'Hide Object' feature. Your panel can be set up to give you, the developer, many different bits of information that you don't need or want your users to see.


Feel free to copy the developer's panel to your solutions. I’d love to hear how you’ve tailored it for your use. Enjoy!

Download the sample file


Entering Time into FileMaker
There's got to be a better way!

FileMaker is very picky when it comes to entering time. Enter the time incorrectly, and FileMaker will happily present you with this nasty little message:

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We’re going to write a simple little script which will let your users enter time in a more flexible manner, avoiding this message, which make for happy users, and make you their hero.