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New MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.0

Nickenich, Germany - (Januar 22nd, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.0 for macOS, iOS, Linux and 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, macOS, iOS 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 9.0 has been updated and now includes over 5600 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:

The new MapKit functions allow you to show a map control on the layout. We use Apple framework for the map view for Mac and iOS. You can add pin annotations to the maps and show an address. With snapshot function you render a picture of a given map area. Maps can show as standard, satellite, or hybrid, with the option to enable 3D flyover.

Our CURL functions can download emails from IMAP mail boxes. The new CURL.GetResultAsEMailList function parses the details returned from IMAP server to provide the list of emails with details in JSON. Each entry contains an URL to download the email, the unique identifier for the email, optional subject, sender and recipient addresses and the message id.

For JSON we added new functions to create values, compare JSON objects and find values in arrays.

In our documentation we now link to blog articles related to the function. For our Mac users, you can enable links to documentation for MBS functions in the formatted calculations.

Nowadays most users on MacOS use the 64-bit FileMaker version. The 32-bit Mac version of MBS Plugin version is only available on request. We removed QTMovie, QTExport and MovieView functions as they were 32-bit only.

This version includes an upgrade to GraphicsMagick library with new and better functions. Now all platforms can use 16 bit color depth for each channel. GMImage.NewFromContainer now returns better error messages. Try the new repage, extent, auto orient or resize functions.

SQLite is now built with API armor option to increase stability. We fixed bugs with SQL connections to MySQL and Oracle. Improved default settings for connecting via ODBC to FileMaker.

We got new path functions for short paths on Windows, more ScriptWorkspace functions, Applescript.DeterminePermissionToAutomateTarget to query user permissions for Apple Script usage, Window.IsMaximized and Window.IsMinimized.

Finally we upgraded CURL library to version 7.63.0, DynaPDF to, freetype to 2.9.1, GraphicsMagick to 1.3.31, iconv to 1.15, libarchive to 3.3.3, libexpat to 2.2.6, OpenSSL to 1.1.1a, png to 1.6.36, regex to 8.42, SQLAPI to 4.2.4 and SQLite to version 3.26.0.

See release notes for a complete list of changes. Claris FileMaker Plugin
22 01 19 - 11:27