FileMaker Stammtisch Koblenz

for our German speaking FileMaker developers in Koblenz and nearby:

Ein herzliches Hallo an alle FileMaker Freunde,

es ist wieder soweit! Am Donnerstag, 13. August 2015, trifft sich der Koblenzer Stammtisch ab 19:00 Uhr bei Martin Gärtner.

Aktueller Ort: Hotel Winzerhaus Gärtner
An der Loreley 49
46329 St. Goar am Rhein
Telefon: 0 67 41 / 334

Aktuelles Thema: FileMaker 14 in der Gastronomie

FileMaker 14 für alle die noch keine Zeit hatten sich die neuen Features anzusehen sowie regen Erfahrungsaustausch für alle, die die neuen Funktionen bereits intensiv nutzen. Eigene Ideen, Konzepte oder gar Lösungen beleben lockeren Erfahrungsaustausch und erquickendes Fachsimpeln. Genießen Sie den Abend und machen Sie mit! Gerne kommt der Stammtisch auch zu Ihnen und Ihrer FileMaker Entwicklung :)

Fragen sowie Anregungen einfach an senden. Freunde und Kollegen sind wie immer gern gesehen und werden auf Wunsch in den Verteiler aufgenommen.

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr8

New in this prerelease of the 5.2 plugins:
  • Fixed variable declaration check for FileMaker 14.
  • Added RichText.ReadHTML and RichText.ReadRTF functions.
  • Added mutex so trace logs don't mess up on server with multiple threads logging.
  • Added new print options for WebView.SetPrintParameter: PaperName, PaperWidth and PaperHeight.
  • Changed IsError function to be more thread safe and work better on FileMaker server.
  • Fixed an issue with Syntax Coloring on FM 14.
  • Changed the variable declaration check to show user notification, because we can't show it inline for FM 14.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version
  • Fixed issues with TWAIN plugin by working more asynchronously. This helps getting plugin work with drivers it did not work before. But the modal parameter is no longer used.
Download at or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

Checking Variable Declarations in FileMaker with MBS Plugin

While at DevCon I fixed a few bugs for the variable declaration checking in our MBS Plugin.
You all probably know the syntax highlighting feature which also got a bug fix for FileMaker 14 yesterday.

So this is what the script workspace looks like for FileMaker 14 if you have an undefined variable:

As you see we have a variable $test7 which is not defined, so we show a red warning on the right side of the line.
We also show a notification:

The variable check needs to be enabled by the developer using the MBS( "SyntaxColoring.CheckVariableDeclaration.Enable" ) function call. The plugin will mark all variables as undefined which are not declared in a "Set Variable" script step.

PS: 5.2pr8 plugin is available later today.

Greetings from FileMaker DevCon

Are you in Las Vegas for FileMaker DevCon? We are here with our booth:

Come and visit us. This is a great conference with over 1500 attendees plus the FileMaker staff!

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr7

New in this prerelease of the 5.2 plugins:
  • Added Dictionary.List function.
  • For CURL.GetHeaderAsText, CURL.GetDebugAsText, CURL.GetInputAsText and CURL.GetResultAsText we now always fix line endings for you.
  • Added asynchronous CURL transfers.
  • Changed CURL plugin to turn off VerifyHost and VerifyPeer if you didn't set them or provided certificates. This should avoid beginner mistakes.
  • Added more CURL functions.
  • Fixed bug in text length function used in plugin. (introduced in pr6)
  • Added Text.RedefineEncoding function.
Download at or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr6

New in this prerelease of the 5.2 plugins:
  • Fixed bug in Text.InvalidCharactersForEncoding.
  • Fixed handling of separators in Menu.DefineQuickMenu function.
  • Added NetworkInterfaces.Default function.
  • When using QuickMenu functions we now release any menu with same name defined before.
  • Added more CURL functions.
  • Added functions for serialize and deserialize for container, dictionary and lists: Container.Deserialize, Container.Serialize, Dictionary.Deserialize, Dictionary.Serialize, List.Deserialize, List.Serialize, QuickList.Deserialize and QuickList.Serialize.
  • Added Notification.SendDirect function.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version
  • Fixed bug for Menu.SetFontSize, so that entries with custom font are not always bold and italic.
  • Added Windows support for HotKey functions and a few more functions.

FileMaker DevCon in two weeks

Just two weeks left until FileMaker Developer Conference in Las Vegas. Currently traveling through Norway, I will move from very cold weather with still a lot of snow to the Mojave desert of Nevada.

The Developer Conference is a great chance to meet over 1200 other FileMaker developers from all around the world. Not to forget that Las Vegas is a great place to visit!

Even if you are not so interested in casinos, you can take a car and drive outside the city to visit some desert like Red Rock Canyon. Or drive to Boulder and visit the Hoover Dam.

And did you know that if you sign up as a company with a group of 4 developers, the 4th ticket is free?

MBS will be present with a booth, so visit us there!
Anyone wants some German specialties like the famous gummy bears?

FileMaker Meeting in Kiel

We had a nice small FileMaker user meeting in Kiel, Germany:

Sadly two people didn't show up, but well, I have been to meetings ranging from one to 29 people in the last years :-)


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