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FileMaker® 12 In Depth by Jesse Feiler

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13. Using the Web Viewer

Introducing the Web Viewer

The Web Viewer is a layout element that uses the platform’s native Web controls (Internet Explorer on Windows and Safari/Web Kit on OS X) to display web pages.

Although it displays web pages, the Web Viewer is not a browser. Some of a browser’s features, such as built-in history, are not present. However, by the same token, any basic functionality built into the Web controls or added by the user is available. This includes plug-ins such as Flash.

You can use the Web Viewer to display a static address that you hard-code into the layout such as your own website. You can also use the Web Viewer to display data from a URL stored in a given database record—perhaps the home page of a client or a Contact ...

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