change main window title

Posted on 2002-06-12
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10
How do you change the title of the Main Window.  ie. instead of it saying "FileMaker Pro", I want to put in my own custom name.
Question by:eyeandy
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by:Ryan Chong
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I think FileMaker do not provide a function to change the Main Window's name, instead we must use some scriptlet/ small program to change the Main Window's name.

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ID: 7389760
Hi Eyeandy,

please provide a little more info.... What do you mean saying "main window" as the window of a Filemaker database carries the file's name.....


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DaveFutura earned 200 total points
ID: 7396039
Here's an example of a C++ program that would change the titlebar text for you (if you're running filemaker on a windows box)

#include <windows.h>

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hThisInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR lpszArgument, int nShowStyle)
    HWND hFound = FindWindow(NULL, "FileMaker Pro");
    SetWindowText(hFound, "My cool database...");

    return 0;

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