A FileMaker custom app is more than just a collection of spreadsheets. Powerful scripting allows for complex interactions from the user. There are multiple ways to gather input from the user and let them make choices. Daniel Wood describes some of these options and takes the complexity out of the various “gotchas” that can occur along the way. Great reading for improving your user experience skills!
When we talk about dialogs we’re actually talking about windows in the FileMaker sense. They could be a card window, or they could be a regular dialog window, or even a floating window or FileMakers own modal window style. Modal refers to a window state where the window cannot be dismissed without the user explicitly making a decision that will lead to the closing of that window.