Richard Carlton at www.learningfilemaker.com has released an updated video with content shot at DevCon 2015 in Las Vegas. Here I explain how the new updated SVG gallery tool works. As we explained the SVG format and how it works with FileMaker in the original video, this new updated video includes content from the original, as well as showing how the new tool works. It is very cool and easy to manage your collections of icons and almost magic how FileMaker can get your icons into your solution, without you having to import them separately.
Below is my original post about the tool.
Now you get an even smarter way of managing your SVG icons, and a very smart and easy way to get a collection of icons, directly into the icons palette within your FileMaker solution.
The SVG Gallery tool works by importing your icons, taking the content of SVG files directly into a text field. From there, you can process all found icons to add the needed class in order to allow FileMaker 14 to control the color of the icon.
Now, in order to get a collection of icons into the icon palette in your solution, there is now a very smart way to do so, using the SVG Gallery tool.
Simply find the icons, you want in the gallery, do an optionally sorting, press a button and the function will now generate a buttonbar object, containing a segment for each of the found icons, with an icon on each.
This buttonbar will be placed on the clipboard. Now you just go to your solution and paste that buttonbar object. You can delete it again immediately after you have pasted it, as FileMaker will already have copied all the icons into the icon palette of that solution file.
Here is the updated video we did with Richard Carlton on www.learningfilemaker.com. This video will explain what the SVG format is about and how to use this tool and not least show you a cool tool to organize and work with collections of icons.
This is an updated video.
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