Help writing FM plugins
Writing this on behalf of a friend of mine who's having trouble subscribing to this list. Hopefully he'll
have that sorted out in due course, but in the meantime, here's what he's looking for... (and I'll admit I
have my own curiosity about these questions too)...
He (and I too for that matter) seems to recall there was an email list around somewhere, like this fmpexperts
one, but specifically targeted at people trying to write FileMaker plugins, but neither of us can seem to
find any record of it now. Does anyone have any idea what we're talking about?
On a more general note, he's having a hard time finding any decent documentation on the FileMaker plugin
API. He's a decent C++ programmer, recent computer science graduate, and knows the basics of using
FileMaker itself, but there appear to be some things specific to the FileMaker Plugin API, such as the
fmx:: namespace, and various C++ functions available within the API including a FileMakerEvaluate ( ...
) function or something like that.
He's had a good look through the 24U plugin template, and accompanying documentation, and that has some
good step by step guides to it, but doesn't seem to really document the API itself (ie. the namespace and
functions as described above) - although he welcomes the possibility that he's missing something.
Does anyone here have any ideas about where this stuff is documented or where he can get the kind of help that
will comprehensively explain it all?
Thanks in advance for any tips!
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