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[MBS] [ANN] MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.5 for OS X/Windows - More than 4300 Functions In One Plugin   -   Christian Schmitz

[MBS] [ANN] MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.5 for OS X/Windows - More than 4300 Functions In One Plugin
Date: 12.12.16 13:13 (Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:13:37 +0100)
From: Christian Schmitz
Nickenich, Germany - (December 12th, 2016) -- MonkeyBread Software today is
pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.5 for Mac OS X, 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, 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 6.5 has been updated
and now includes over 4300 different functions, and the versatile plugin has
gained more new functions:

For this release we now include a Linux version. This plugin file can be used
with FileMaker Cloud, or on any FileMaker Server running under 64-bit Linux.
Over 2200 functions are instantly available for Linux, others may follow
later. Please let us know what features you'd like to see for FileMaker Cloud
in the future.

We rewrote our Audit function. It's now much faster, eliminates duplicate log
entries and only records one log entry for a new record to reduce the amount
of log records. You should see a big performance gain when using tables with a
lot of fields and a FileMaker Server for hosting.

The menu commands have been reimplemented for Windows. Now we support all the
font styling we had on Mac before. You can now use custom fonts,
bold/italic/underline/strikeout styles, font sizes, colors and a background
color. Instead of simple checkmarks, you can use bullet, diamond or mixed

For macOS 10.12 we added several TouchBar functions. You can define one app
wide and per window touch bars. Each can have buttons which trigger scripts or
evaluate expressions. This way you can offer contextual commands on the
keyboard and react in FileMaker. You can even define buttons to use in
FileMaker itself, like a button to show/hide the debugger.

To interface existing Java classes, the plugin can now optionally talk to
Java. From older Java 6 to latest Java version 8, you can load whatever Java
version you like. Than you can create objects from classes and call both class
and object methods. You can set and query properties on those classes or
objects and exchange data directly. Containers can be passed/returned to/from
Java as byte arrays for efficient data exchange.

For those using flatbed/feeder scanners, we can now interface them on Windows
via native drivers. We use the official WIA interface from Microsoft which
most scanners nowadays support. You can either use system dialogs to scan or
send scan commands directly. On Mac we now provide optionally windows to
select scanner or perform scans. In total, we now provide three ways to scan:
1st TWAIN for macOS and Windows, 2nd ImageCapture for macOS and 3rd WIA for
Windows. All three ways can get your scans with or without a dialog to an
image file.

For the Script Workspace we provide an enhanced contextual menu. We provide
copy/cut/paste/delete commands at your finger tips and commands to
enable/disable script steps. For perform script steps we now provide a way to
jump directly to the target script.

On Windows you can now control the print dialog. Our plugin can automatically
select printer, paper format, paper tray and other options. You can query
available printers, paper formats and trays. For Mac, please use our existing
PrinterDialog functions.

We added more DynaPDF functions: You can now directly draw styled text from a
field in your layout to a PDF. The plugin internally converts the styles to
DynaPDF formatting commands. You can now process data from XFA forms
automatically and when printing PDFs on Windows, you can now optionally show a
print dialog.

On Mac you can workaround the printing issues with FileMaker and macOS Sierra.
If you don't like the scrolling elasticity in your layouts, you can disable
it. The plugin can now list and trigger commands on the FileMaker windows
directly. For example in a table view, we can trigger the dialog to customize
which fields are shown. Via plugin functions you can control the updater in
FileMaker, trigger update search or change various options.

For editing Excel documents, you can copy sheet content from one sheet to
another, even across books. You can copy rows from one sheet to another. When
writing formulas you can now include the pre-calculated result as number, text
or boolean value.

You can now calculate the width of a text with a given font. So you can
automatically cut text and add dots via custom functions in your layouts.

For Windows we added still photo capture to our video recorder. For the
Webviewer you can now switch it to silent mode and javascript errors are not
longer displayed to users.

Our barcode generator learnt two new types: DotCode and HanXin. You can query
the memory used by FileMaker, clear recent files in preferences on Mac, list
mounted volumes, change orientation for images in EXIF metadata, send text
attachments in emails and get/set the current working directory.

We updated CURL library to version 7.51.0, DynaPDF to, libSSH2 to
1.8, libXL to 3.7.0, OpenSSL to 1.0.2j, SQLAPI++ to 4.1.10, SQLite to 3.15.0
and zint to 2.5.

See release notes for a complete list of changes:

More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 450
example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including OS X 10.12
* Windows XP and newer, including Windows 10
* 64-bit Linux
* FileMaker Pro 9 to 15

Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin is available directly from the MonkeyBread website
with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). Not all functions are available
in all platforms, please check specifications. The plugin can be used
without license as trial.

Meet us in Phoenix at the FileMaker Developer Conference, July 24-26, 2017

Monkeybread Software: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/
MBS FileMaker Plugin Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/FileMaker/
Function Reference: http://www.mbsplugins.eu/
Download Free Trial: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/FileMaker/download.shtml
App Logo: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/images/MBSLogo.jpg
Release notes: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/filemaker/releasenotes.shtml

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

Copyright 2000-2016 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.

Christian Schmitz
Monkeybread Software