Modular Dialog

Dialogs are nothing new. As a developer, it’s the primary form of developer-to-user communication. FileMaker’s “Show Custom Dialog” functionality is great for showing errors and gathering bits of input before, during, and after a call stack. There are times when a dialog would be helpful, but the “Show Custom Dialog” script step is not exactly suited for the situation.

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Prog Bars

This is one of the simplest modules that I’ve released to date, and its whole purpose is to allow you to easily display progress bars in your FileMaker solutions.
It may come as a surprise to you that FileMaker doesn’t ship with a built-in progress bar control, however, it does ship with a number of controls that can be used to roll your own quite simply.
Now that rolling your own has become even easier, I hope to see progress bars in all the solutions that need it out there.


Transform/create filesystem paths in various formats. Ever wondered if your filesystem paths are cross-platform compatible? Did you format it properly for FM export step? How about a plugin? Will forward slashes work on Windows? If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, this module’s for you.


FlexSearch is Quick Find with super powers. Sometimes Quick Find isn’t enough. Because it matches phrases from the beginnings of words it can miss valuable search results. Performing a Find is the natural response but many users find that process awkward. FlexSearch solves this problem! It is a portable search bar that performs a Quick […]

Navigation Controller

Add easy navigation around your FileMaker apps! Creating navigation that remembers your history should be easy. In other platforms and frameworks it is, but not in FileMaker. That’s where NavigationController steps in. This handy module will let you create navigation that has its history managed in global variables, allowing you to navigate to layouts and […]


Custom function for generating a cross-platform compatible fmpurl for opening files and running scripts via the Open URL script step. This file mostly exists due to this bug and my wanting to do cross-platform testing to confirm I can open/close files and run scripts via fmpurl. Download or view it on GitHub

Universal Search

“Universal Search” is 100% reusable, modular search code. It can be used to run any number of search requests (“FileMaker” style or SQL), in any context (layout), using dynamically specified (not stored) search fields and search terms. “Universal Search” works on any FileMaker file you paste it into. It works locally as well as a Remote […]