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AS_Dialog_Choose_Color ( result_field ; output_format ; default_color )

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Thomas Siebert, Thomas Siebert

use Apple color chooser to choose a color in formats Filemaker decimal, FileMaker RGB, css RGB and HEX

Sample Input:
Perform AppleScript [ AS_Color_Choose ( table::target_field ; 0 ; table::target_field) ]

Perform AppleScript [ AS_Color_Choose ( table::target_field ; 1 ; "#FF0066") ]
Sample Output:


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Apple/Mac only.
opens the Apple standard color chooser via AppleScript and returns the result as RGB values or HEX to a FileMaker text field.

input / output_format:
0 = FileMaker Decimal --> 10053171
1 = RGB, (FileMaker style) --> RGB (153;102;51 )
2 = RGB, (html/css style) --> 153,102,51
3 = HEX, (html/css style) --> #996633

Use the cf within the scriptstep "Perform AppleScript".
Choose the option "Calculated AppleScript".

You also shall use "Perform AppleScript" directly from a button.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Apple Mac OS 10.5.8/FM Pro Advanced 10: Works fine. No Snow Leopard required.

Michael Holznagel, Germany
April 03, 2010 12:58pm

complete rewrite of the function.
the whole code is AppleScript now.

Thomas Siebert, Germany, Hamburg
November 14, 2015 4:59pm

New input/output format: FileMaker decimal
The number is usable within the function "TextColor ( text ; RGB ( red ; green ; blue ) )"
such as:
TextColor ( text ; 10053171 )

some errors in color conversions corrected

Thomas Siebert, Hamburg
April 25, 2017 10:13pm

canceling color chooser dialog doesn't return an error message anymore

Thomas Siebert, Hamburg
April 25, 2017 10:37pm

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