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MMColor

Create and enhance color elements


Introduction

##What is MMColor?

MMColor is a user interface plug-in that allows your users to work with color palettes more like they would in any professional design application. MMColor has functions for bringing up the system color picker as well as custom sliders for adjusting any Component of any Color Space used by MMColor right in FileMaker® Pro. MMColor supports the RGB, HSV, HSL, CMY, and CMYK Color Spaces. The colors returned from MMColor can be used with FileMaker Pro’s TextColor calculation function to colorize text in fields, or it can return color chips that can be stored in container fields. The color chips can be set to any RGB value, any width and height, and any level of alpha transparency. You can use these color chips to dynamically alter the entire appearance of your solution in a matter of seconds, or allow your users to define their own color schemes for the solution you created for them.

The MMColor plug-in is one of many “MM” plug-ins from CNS Plug-ins. The MM stands for “Mighty Mini”. Each plug-in in this series has a very specific duty, thus “mini”, but their functionality is mighty in stature. The MM plug-ins will help you accomplish things that could not ordinarily be done with just FileMaker Pro. They will help you develop and deploy solutions that were simply not available before. Also mini is the price, starting at $35 for a 1-User License.

Version 1.6 of MMColor corrects issues with printing the color chips MMColor creates as well as issues with showing the color chips through Instant Web Publishing. This version also has been updated to correctly position the slider windows under FileMaker Pro 10 as well as adds support for attaching those sliders to named layout objects under FileMaker Pro 8.5 and above. The sliders will now also show up in the correct places when using a layout in List View. This update also includes many, many code updates and improvements imported from other CNS Plug-ins.

In addition to this FileMaker Pro client version of MMColor, you can also find a FileMaker Server Edition of MMColor on our website. The Server Edition can be installed on FileMaker Server Advanced to be used with the Web Publishing Engine. This allows your Instant Web Publishing solutions to work with color chips. For more information about the Server Edition of MMColor, please see the ReadMe file included in the MMColor Server Edition download.

FileMaker Client Requirements

7.0v3, 8.x, 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, 12.x, 13.x, 14.x (32), 15.x (32Win), 16.x (32Win)

FileMaker Server Requirements

9.x, 10.x, 11.x, 12.x

Mac Requirements

10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12

Win Requirements

2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

General

A general knowledge of FileMaker scripting and using the calculation engine is needed to use a FileMaker plug-in.


Current Version

1.6.3