Posting on Facebook with MBS Filemaker Plugin

Here is an example database which does a filemaker login and sends a message on the news feed:

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 2.3

NICKENICH, Germany (April 27th, 2011) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 2.3 of the MBS plug-in for Filemaker.

The MBS plug-in extends Filemaker with over 400 functions. Very popular are our functions for controlling the webview control on your database forms. Other key features are working with PDF files, controlling windows, manipulate pictures and to query system informations. In version 2.3 we improve the existing functions and add a few new functions:
  • New PDFKit functions for Mac OS X allow you even more editing on PDF files. Like extracting pages from existing PDF files or combining several PDF files into a new one. Also you can set and get attributes like the title.
  • For the WewViewer we added a search function.
  • UUID functions create random 128 bit GUID/IID/UIDs.
  • Icon functions for Mac OS X allow you to get high resolution icons for files on disc. With QuickLook we can even have icons which give a preview of the file content.
  • Also for Mac OS X is a function to show an overlay over the content of a window to visually show that the user should concentrate on a dialog in the front.
Read the complete release notes here:

The plug-in is available for FileMaker 7 to 11 on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and as Universal Binary for Mac OS X. Demos are available on the website, along with license and purchasing information. Not all functions are available on both platforms, so please check the documentation.

The plugins can be downloaded on our website:

The online documentation can be found here:

Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date:

For questions you can send us an email or use the feedback forms on our website. Plugin licenses are available starting at just 99 Euro / $139 USD.

Filemaker Conference 2011 in Hamburg, Germany

I'll be on the Filemaker Conference 2011 in Hamburg from 16th to 18th June 2011 as sponsor. So if you want to learn about my plugin, join me there. I'll make a session in the workshop room about my plugins.

for more details visit

MBS SQLite Extension, version 1.1pr1

New in this prerelease of the 1.1 extension:
  • Compiled for Mac with 32 and 64 bit. (Linux and Windows may follow later if there is a demand for that)
  • Added Cube SQL Plugin for Cube SQL Server 4.0b10.
  • Added UUIDFormattedMBS, UUIDHexMBS and UUIDRawMBS.
  • Added CosHMBS, ACosMBS, CosMBS, TanHMBS, ATan2MBS, ATanMBS, TanMBS, SinHMBS, ASinMBS, SinMBS functions.
  • Remove Accents functions now convert ß to s.
For more information visit the SQLite Extension website or download the prerelease version.

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 2.3pr4

New in this prerelease of the 2.3 plugins:
  • Added PDF functions which return a reference instead of a container value: GetPDFPagesPDFRef, GetPDFPagePDFRef and CombineRef.
  • Added PDFKit functions: Combine, GetPDFAttribute, SetPDFAttribute, OpenContainer, OpenURL and OpenPath.
  • Added functions: UUID.Raw, UUID.Hex and UUID.Formatted.

Our Mailinglists

Today we start a Filemaker Plugin mailing list for our filemaker plugin:

Subscribe to mbsfmplugin

also for Real Studio Plugins we have our existing list:

Subscribe to mbsplugin

Both are discussion lists where you can post questions, learn about new features and get notified for new versions.

3D bar charts

Today a client asked me for using our ChartDirector plugin to put a lot of bar charts to make a 3D surface with columns. Later this morning we got this prototype:

Isn't that cool?
By the way, this is a peak view to chromatography data of a blood sample.

MBS Filemaker Plugin Overview

The MBS is easily the most powerful plug-in available for FileMaker today. There are over 400 functions that allow FileMaker developers to extend their solutions in some amazing ways. A quick overview:

And a log of more stuff like Container utility functions. If you miss something, please email us and we may add another function for you.

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 2.3pr3

New in this prerelease of the 2.3 plugins:
  • Changed some windows compile settings to use secure CRT functions.
  • Fixed Icon.GetIcon so it does invert the icon mask correctly on Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.
  • Fixed Icon.GetIconWithQuickLook so it does not crash on Mac OS X 10.4 where QuickLook is not available.

Happy Birthday to me :-)

Happy Birthday

It's 1st April 2011 and the birthdays are no April Fools' joke:

Apple turn 35 years today. Congratulations to all Apple employers, especially to employer no. 0: Steve Jobs, employer no. 1: Steve Wozniak and all the other 50,000 employees.

Arktis, one of my favorite online (and offline) shop for Apple Gadgets turns 25 today.

Also Volker Ritzhaupt has birthday on the same day. He's the founder and CEO of Application Systems Heidelberg, the Real Studio distributor for German speaking countries.

Our own company known as Monkeybread Software, but legally Christian Schmitz Software GmbH turns eleven today. More than eleven years of Real Studio Consulting turned into the biggest Real Studio Plugin Library, hundreds of applications and thousands of happy customers :-)


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