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[ANN] MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.6 for OS X/Windows

Nickenich, Germany - MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.6 for Mac OS X or Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMaker Pro. As the leading database management solution for Windows, Mac, and the web, the FileMaker Pro Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can easily extend the feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.6 now includes 880 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained new features, including SQL Database access:
  • SQL Connectivity (new in 2.6)
    • Connect to multiple SQL databases: Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Informix, InterBase, SQLBase, MySQL, PostgreSQL and ODBC, SQLite.
    • Read values, changes values, add new records, call stored procedures.
    • Use prepared statements for increased security.
    • Use bulk row fetching for maximum speed.
  • Mac OS X Application Dock Tile: (new in 2.6)
    • Set Dock Tile badge text
  • FileDialogWatcher for Mac: (new in 2.6)
    • use normal Filemaker dialogs for saving files or opening files.
    • have the plugin give you last used path.
  • Notifications: (new in 2.6)
    • Send and receive notifications from other applications or part of your solution.
  • Clipboard functions: (new in 2.6)
    • Get/Set text on the clipboard. (new in 2.6)
  • Control the WebViewer:
    • Print website, Fill and submit forms
    • Run JavaScript in WebViewer and call back FileMaker Scripts from JavaScript
  • Image editing with GraphicsMagick:
    • Load pictures from file, container value or create a blank one
    • Compose pictures together, e.g., add an overlay or watermark
    • Edit images with crop, rotate, scale and other operations
    • Use lots of image effects like blur, sharpen, swirl and others
    • Save result to container or file
  • Use PDF functions from Mac OS X:
    • Render an image from a page of a PDF
    • Extract text from PDF
    • Create new PDF with pages from existing PDF
  • Scripting:
    • Run AppleScript and WindowsScript scripts in FileMaker
  • Query Icons:
    • Get icon from file or folder and previews with QuickLook (Mac only)
  • Make Screenshots:
    • List screens and take screenshot from whole screen or from rectangle
  • Lock your app for Kiosks:
    • Query which USB devices are connected and allow only the start of your runtime if special USB stick is connected
    • Hide system GUI like Dock and menubar with System UI Functions
    • Show a backdrop behind your FileMaker window so user does not see the desktop
    • Color window content to focus user on a dialog
  • Control windows in FileMaker:
    • Show progress dialogs
    • Add Drag and Drop functions to your Mac solutions
    • Enumerate windows and control any window in FileMaker
    • Disable, close, minimize, and maximize widgets
    • Show and hide any window
    • Use window transitions on Mac OS X like Apple's applications
  • Mac App Store:
    • Put your solution into Apple's Mac App Store and use plugin functions to verify the package receipt
  • Register your own URL Scheme:
    • Have your solution start with a click on an email or website and process the URL as you need - plugin calls a script with the name you define when registering
  • Query system information:
    • Need to know computer name, memory size, serial number, OS Version or something else?
  • Run Scripts:
    • Start a script now or after some time and pass file name, script name, and parameter as texts
  • Global Variables:
    • Set and Get variables that you can see in all files of your solution
  • Powerful Text functions:
    • Remove accents from texts for easier search
    • Use SoundEx to have searches for "Maier" also show results for "Meyer, Meier, Mayer"
  • CURL plugin functions:
    • Download/upload with http/https/ftp/ftps/sftp and sending/receiving emails with pop3/imap/smtp
  • CUPS plugin functions:
    • Query printers and print jobs, cancel print jobs, and sending data to printer
"The FileMaker WebViewer control is very powerful, but it was somewhat isolated from the rest of FileMaker," stated Christian Schmitz of MBS. "There was very little interaction between it and FileMaker. But not anymore. Now, with MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.6 you can easily employ a variety functions, including: call FileMaker Scripts from Web Pages, read and write directly to and from Web Forms, call JavaScript functions from FileMaker, dynamically control the content of the WebViewer, and include interfaces built with AJAX/DHTML and Flash in your FileMaker layout."

System Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and Intel processor
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • FileMaker Pro 7.0 or later
  • 50 MB
Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.6 for Mac OS X or Windows is available directly from the MonkeyBread website with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). Not all functions are available in both versions - check specifications. A free trial download is also available.

Monkeybread Software: monkeybreadsoftware.de
MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.6: monkeybreadsoftware.de/FileMaker/
Function Reference: monkeybreadsoftware.de/FileMaker/reference/
Download Free Trial: monkeybreadsoftware.de/FileMaker/download.shtml
App Logo : monkeybreadsoftware.de/images/MBSLogo.jpg

Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread Software focuses on the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With over eleven years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support. Copyright 2000-2012 Christian Schmitz Software GmbH. MonkeyBread Software is a registered trademark of Christian Schmitz, Nickenich. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. FileMaker Pro and FileMaker are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners. Claris FileMaker Plugin
21 03 12 - 15:57