Hidden but useful MBS page

Christian - this [poorly named and difficult to discover] page is so key to understanding the enticing features of MBS that gets one started in using it. Is there a way to make it more prevalent on your web page? I've pointed dozens of people at this, and they are constantly amazed but have never seen this page.


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Agreed, it is FileMaker on steroids and more people should be made aware of it.

@MonkeybreadSoftware I've always been curious as to the answer to this - have you ever approached Claris about all of these features and suggested they should be in the actual product by default? Have you considered selling this part of your MBS code to Claris for them to implement it directly ? If so, were they interested or not ?

Given it works great in MBS it's not a big deal either way but sometimes I just scratch my head how you can do all these amazing game changing developer efficiencies in the plugin, yet Claris have never managed to achieve these as part of the product.

Probably because 98% of these things are only available on macOS and would make the cross product parity gap make them look like a company that is owned by Apple computer. :slight_smile:


Well, it was a lot of work to get all the 40 articles together with all the details.

This has been spread over many places like various blog articles and I collected it all together, so you have a comprehensive guide about them.

And yes, the macOS side of software is much easier for me to extend than the Windows side.

That is why we have 40 things for macOS and just a few for Windows:

Our Goodies

  1. Script Coloring
  2. Calculation Coloring
  3. Search script
  4. Search tables
  5. Copy text of script
  6. Search and replace in calculations
  7. Search field for relationship graph
  8. Contextual menus
  9. Zoom text in scripts
  10. Show IDs for scripts, values, fields and tables
  11. Remember column widths for tables, fields, layouts and custom functions
  12. Check variables
  13. Sort contextual menu for object styles
  14. Calculation font size
  15. Handle ESC key for touch bar
  16. Line numbers and GoTo
  17. Show field information for export dialog
  18. MBS Function calls in blue
  19. Script highlight color
  20. Code Folding
  21. Comment Links
  22. Links for MBS and Get functions
  23. Sort scripts
  24. Auto Complete variables and functions
  25. Add/Remove table occurrences
  26. Option Click for FileMaker Script Workspace
  27. Custom Function Tools for FileMaker Pro
  28. Hide lines in Data Viewer
  29. Search shortcut for Script Workspace
  30. Sort Layouts and Fields in FileMaker
  31. Font setting for FileMaker Script Workspace and Calculations
  32. Different colors for variables in FileMaker
  33. Custom context menu commands for FileMaker ScriptWorkspace
  34. Text position and selection in FileMaker
  35. See invisible characters in FileMaker calculations
  36. Shortcuts for align in relationship graph
  37. Format button
  38. Copy calculation text as html or styled text
  39. Tooltips for Script Debugger
  40. Brackets Highlighting
  41. Preferences Dialog


Most of the features are not available for Windows, but we have a few goodies for Windows:

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