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AS_Dialog ( Text; Button1; Button2; Button3 ; window_title ; giving_up_after; default_answer; hidden_answer; default_button; cancel_button; caution; result_field )

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Thomas Siebert, Thomas Siebert

Generates an dialog box with a number of options

Sample Input:
Perform AppleScript [ AS_Dialog ( "Are you there?" ; "yes" ; "" ; "" ; "check" ; 3 ; "" ; 0 ; 1 ; 0 ; 0 ; table::field ) ]
Sample Output:
The dialog closes after 3 seconds or by hitting yes returning the choice to a FileMaker Field

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

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Text = The dialog text
Button1 Button2 Button3 = Button-names. up to 3 Buttons possible. Leave those parameters empty to get standard buttons (OK and Cancel)
window_title = name of the window title bar
giving_up_after = timeout in seconds (empty or 0 means: no timeout) to wait before automatically dismissing the dialog
default_answer = generates an field entry with an default text if you want to. Empty parameter means: no entry field.
hidden_answer = enter 1 for bullets (••••••)
default_button = enter a number for the default button (empty or 0 means: no default button)
cancel_button = the number of the cancel button
caution = enter 1, 2 or 3 to get icon (stop/note/caution)
FMP_Result_Field = A FileMaker-Field to return a result

Use the ScriptStep "Perform AppleScript" using the option "Calculated AppleScript"
You also shall use "Perform AppleScript" directly from a button.

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