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Card Window Techniques

This FileMaker database demonstrates several techniques for FileMaker 16's new Card window style feature.

Editing a Record

Go to the Person layout and click the Edit button. A card window displays that allows editing of the Person record. Try out the options for Save and Cancel.


  • Changes to the record are not saved automatically, which reduces the chance of accidental editing of data
  • A layout object the same size as the layout, set as a button, is present to prevent the user from committing the record and saving changes
  • The user must click "Save" to save any changes
  • Pressing the Escape key closes the card window and reverts any changes to the record

Photo Gallery

On the Person layout, click on an image in the Portfolio. In the Card window that opens, use the arrow keys to view the images in the portfolio.


Container fields should be switched to external storage before using this database in production.

Record Detail

Near the bottom of the Person layout, click the "+" button next to "Friends." A person selector opens in a Card window. Select a person and the record will be added as a Friend.

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