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MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.1 - More than 5700 Functions In One Plugin

Nickenich, Germany - (March 12th, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.1 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 9.1 has been updated and now includes over 5700 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:

For iOS we got new DocumentPicker functions to show the standard panel to import or open files. You can specify file types and get a script trigged when the choice is made.

When you edit a layout in FileMaker on MacOS, you may notice that the contextual menu to select object style is not sorted. The MBS Plugin can now sort the contextual menu entries alphabetically for you. For the export dialog, you can leave your mouse over a field and our plugin can show via tooltip what type a field has.

If users ask you to implement scrolling though records via mouse wheel, please check the FM.MouseWheelScriptTrigger function. You can get a script triggered to move through records for both MacOS and Windows.

Our AVRecorder functions got an upgrade for Windows, where you can now set the video encoder to use. You can show the standard configure dialog and setup streams, camera controls, and video compression configuration.

DynaPDF got functions to handle optional content in PDF documents (layers). You can query layers, show or hide them and save the new PDF. Table cells can have an action attached for mouse clicks. When printing PDFs with DynaPDF.Print function, you can provide a maximum resolution. The DynaPDF.ReplacePattern function can change text color and WriteFText functions can run in plain text mode.

This version includes three new remarkable example databases:
  1. IMAP Email shows how import emails via IMAP from server into FileMaker and even shows a preview of the email.
  2. Events Sync shows how to synchronizes events in FileMaker with the Calendar database for MacOS.
  3. Scan with WIA to PDF shows how to scan images on Windows from your flatbed or document feeder scanner and convert them to a PDF/A.

To help scanning, you can now use ImageCapture.PDF function to query a PDF document with the images scanned on MacOS. For Windows the WIA.Images provides a list of image files to further process them.

As Apple deprecated older UserNotification functions, we got new UNNotification functions for MacOS 10.14 and newer as well as iOS 10 and newer.

With PKCS7 functions, you can now read p7m files and extract content and certificates. The X509.Read functions read binary files and Socket.Listen can now use a bigger backlog. For our SQL functions in FileMaker, we got new aggregate functions FM.SQL.Min, FM.SQL.Max, FM.SQL.Avg and FM.SQL.Sum.

Finally we upgraded CURL library to version 7.64.0, DynaPDF to version, SQLAPI to version 4.2.5 and SQLite to version 3.27.1.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.

More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 500 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.

System Requirements:
  • macOS 10.9 or later, including macOS 10.14
  • Windows 7 and newer, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
  • FileMaker Cloud (64-bit Linux)
  • FileMaker Pro 7 to 17
  • FileMaker iOS SDK 16 or 17
Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin is available directly from the MonkeyBread Software website with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). You can just download and try the plugin without a license or request a trail license. Not all functions are available in all platforms, please check specifications. Please join us on the next conferences and visit our booth.

Links: Monkeybread Software, MBS FileMaker Plugin Website, Function Reference, Download Free Trial, Events and conferences, Logo and Release notes

Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread Software focuses on the Macintosh, Linux and Windows platforms. With over fifteen years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support.

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Christian Schmitz
Monkeybread Software
12 03 19 - 10:05