New Window

How Does “New Window” Work With SeedCodeCalendar?

FileMaker Pro allows users to create multiple open windows onto the same file. This is great for comparing two different list views of the same table, for instance. While SeedCodeCalendar makes use of this new window property when editing appointments, the New Window option does not offer calendar users the kind of comparative scenario it might seem to.

While FileMaker’s multiple-windows feature works great when comparing found sets, it is not very useful for comparing two calendars. The reason is this: calendars decide which dates to display based upon global variables, not found sets. While FileMaker can maintain a separate found set in each window, it can not easily maintain a separate global variable for each window. Accordingly, if you create a new window in month view, for instance, you’ll see two month views. However, if you change the date of one, the other will change as well soon enough.

The best way to compare two different months is to simply toggle between them in the same window using the arrows below the date in the month view’s upper left corner.

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