|Plugin Info: 2empowerFM Developer Assistant|
|Platform:||Win + Mac|
|Last Updated:||April 2013|
Take advantage of features created specifically for FileMaker developers. Search inside of scripts, tables, fields, and lists, evaluate selected text, and more.
Say you need to modify every call to a CriticalFunction(), but how can you find all the scripts that use it? Developer Assistant’s Toolbox lets you search for “CriticalFunction”, and it even opens the script and highlights the next script step matching your search.
Search in FileMaker’s Manage Database window to highlight tables or fields containing your search string. The search even includes text associated with the tables or fields, such as field auto-enter and validation calculations.
Search in almost any List that appears in a FileMaker dialog, such as lists of fields, layouts, watched expressions, and so on. The search includes all columns in multi-column lists.
Search with Perl-compatible regular expressions or use case sensitivity. Regular expressions can be used like wildcards, so searching for “Make.*” would find “MakeWidget()”, “MakeGadget()”, and so on.
You wonder what the value of Get(SystemPlatform) is on your system. Instead of searching through the help file, highlight the expression with your mouse pointer and click Developer Assistant’s Evaluate button to find out immediately. Think how much time you’ll save by highlighting and instantly evaluating any expression as you’re writing or debugging scripts.
Amidst hundreds of fields, you want to move a group to the bottom. Instead of slowly dragging them down one at a time, highlight them, then use Developer Assistant to move them anywhere. It works with almost any list of items you can drag up and down, such as lists of fields, layouts, and scripts.
J.P. says “Man, this is elegant… I’ve used many tools, but this is so far the only development helper tool that I’ve found useful.”
Try Developer Assistant and see for yourself how useful it can be.