The MBS plug-in extends Filemaker with over 400 functions.
New in version 2.0 are three big things: URL Scheme, GraphicsMagick and RPC. But in detail:
The URL Scheme handling functions allow you to register a filemaker runtime solution as an URL handler on Mac OS X. So for example if you register your solution for the mailto scheme, your application is launched whenever the user clicks on a mailto link. This way you can make your application the default mail client or with a custom interface let your solution react on clicks the user does on the webbrowser. Like Apple calls iTunes if you click an itms link.
Second we have the over 200 functions for GraphicsMagick. You can load picture files from a container field or a file, modify them and write them back. In your filemaker database you can crop, scale, flip, rotate and roll images. We have image effects like Colorize, Emboss, Enhance, OilPaint, Quantize, Solarize, Shear, Sharpen, Swirl, Unsharpen and a few more. Try this functions and tell us what we should add next.
Third we have a special function to talk to other applications cross platform. So your filemaker database can send a request to for example a REALbasic application and receives a response. This communication goes over a TCP Socket. We include a sample project for REALbasic and a specification which any developer should be able to turn into an application.
Read the complete release notes here:
The plug-in is available for FileMaker 7 to 11 on Windows XP, Vista and as Universal Binary for Mac OS X. Demos are available on the website, along with license and purchasing information.
The plugins can be downloaded on our website:
The online documentation can be found here:
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