Show List Dialog
Displays a list dialog box, from which the user can choose an item.
Show List Dialog [ Select ; Result ; Title ; Prompt ; Button 1 ; Button 2; Button 3 ; Button 4 ; List items ; Switches ; Icon ; Custom icon ]
|Select entire contents||replaces the entire contents of a field with the result. If not checked the result replaces the currently selected portion of the field|
|Result||the button clicked + the item selected|
|Title||the title of the dialog|
|Prompt||the message text of the dialog|
|Button1..4||the text of the 1st to the 4th button (from right to left)|
|Switches||this determines the behavior of the dialog and which information is returned|
|List items||the list of items (separated by a "|" char) which the user can choose from|
|Icon||select one of "No Icon", "Note Icon", "Caution Icon", "Stop Icon", "Custom Icon" or leave empty|
|Custom icon||(optional) container with the icon to show|
If you specify an empty button text, no button will be displayed.
Switches can be empty or you can add one or more of these switches:
|-ReturnButtonText||return the *text* of the button, instead of the number|
|-ReturnListText||return the *text* of the list item selected, instead of the index in the list|
|-AllowMultipleSelection||allows the user to select multiple items from the list. Selected items are returned separated by the pipe character|
|-ExtraLineHeight=x||specify extra height (in pixels) for each item in the list|
You can also add one of these switches:
|-DefaultButton1||this indicates button 1 will be selected when the user presses the ENTER key on the Numeric Keypad|
|-DefaultButton2||this indicates button 2 will be selected when the user presses the ENTER key on the Numeric Keypad|
|-DefaultButton3||this indicates button 3 will be selected when the user presses the ENTER key on the Numeric Keypad|
|-DefaultButton4||this indicates button 4 will be selected when the user presses the ENTER key on the Numeric Keypad|
You can also add one or more of these switches:
|-Button1NeedsSelection||if you add this switch button 1 is disabled until the user selects an item|
|-Button2NeedsSelection||if you add this switch button 2 is disabled until the user selects an item|
|-Button3NeedsSelection||if you add this switch button 3 is disabled until the user selects an item|
|-Button4NeedsSelection||if you add this switch button 4 is disabled until the user selects an item|
You can also add one of these switches:
|-StopIcon||shows a stop icon (indicating this is something severe which the user needs to address )|
|-CautionIcon||shows a caution icon (indicating this dialog warns the user)|
|-NoteIcon||shows a note icon (indicating this dialog gives the user information)|
|-CustomIcon||shows a custom icon. This icon needs to be set before with the Dial_IconControl function|
You can also add this switch:
|-IconSize=48||display the icon at 48×48 pixels|
|-Width=x||makes the size of the dialog x pixels wide|
|-Height=y||makes the size of the dialog y pixels high|
You can also add these switches:
|-StopOnESC||if you add this switch the user can press the ESC key to leave the dialog. The dialog returns as button number 0|
|-MonospacedFont||the list items will be shown in a monospaced (fixed-pitch) font|
Data type returned
The number of the button that was clicked followed by the index in the list of the item that was selected. By adding switches this function can also return the text of the button and/or the item selected.
Troi Dialog Plug-in 7.5
FileMaker Pro 16 to 19
See Dial_SetListInput if you want to preselect an item from the list.
You can type the first letter of the item you want to select.
With the switch: -AllowMultipleSelection you allow the user to select multiple items from the list. Use the Command key on macOS or the Control + Alt key on Windows to select or deselect extra items. Or use Command-A (on macOS) or Control-A (on Windows) to select all items.
You can also preselect multiple items with Dial_SetListInput. Separate them with a pipe character, for example “fire|water”.
Version 11.0 added the switch “-MonospacedFont”.
Show List Dialog [ Result ; "MyList title" ; "Please select a fruit:" ; "OK" ; "Cancel" ; "Help" ; "Stop" ; "Apple|Pear|Lemon" ; "-NoteIcon" ]
This will show a list of 3 items to choose from, with a note icon. If the user chooses the first item and presses the OK button “1|1” will be returned.
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
gFlavors Global, text result Global, text
gFlavors should contain a list of items to choose from with each item separated by a “|”. Add the following script steps:
Set Variable [ $Switches ; "-CustomIcon -returnListText -Button1NeedsSelection"] Show List Dialog [ Result ; "Fruit dialog" ; "Please select a fruit:" ; "OK" ; "Cancel" ; "" ; "" ; gFlavors ; $Switches ]
This will show the list of items to choose from. The dialog uses a custom icon. This icon needs to be set before with the Dial_IconControl function. The OK button can only be pressed after the user selected an item.
Used in example file