MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.2 for OS X/Windows - More than 3200 Functions

Discussion created by monkeybreadsoftware on Aug 4, 2015

Nickenich, Germany - (August 4th, 2015) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.2 for Mac OS X or 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 5.2 has been updated and now includes over 3200 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:


Our new schedule functions allow you to schedule scripts, SQL or evaluation of expressions. You can ask the plugin for example to trigger a script in 5 minutes, at a given time or even a timestamp. The time could be something like every hour at a quarter past or with a time stamp something like midnight in three days.


The Hotkey functions now works on Windows. So you can use it now to trigger scripts based on keyboard combinations in your solutions on Mac OS X and Windows. Any key is possible unless reserved by the operation system. For example you could use modifier keys with F keys together. Start a script by pressing Control-F5 for example.


For our CURL functions we added a lot of new features. This includes a couple of new options as well as new default options to make it easier for beginners to get started. A big change here is to allow asynchronous transfers. Beside the existing synchronous and background transfers, the new mode allow to run dozens of transfers in parallel very efficiently. Independent of the transfer type this can be used for batch downloads or uploads with FTP or for sending a lot of emails.


Protecting a solution can be a challenge. Various companies offer dongle solutions. We now support matrix dongles so you can detect a dongle and read or write data to it. Please contact us if you are interested in support for other dongle vendors.


Using a button control in your layout you can trigger a script with a mouse click. It has been a challenge to know if the user clicked with left or right mouse button or even made a double click. At the time the script is called, the mouse button is released and the clicks are done. But our new event monitor feature allows the plugin to watch for mouse events and keep track of details of the last mouse event. So your script can query if it was triggered by a double click or right mouse button.


Apple deprecated QuickTime functions years ago in favor of AVFoundation framework. While we still have a couple of QuickTime functions, we now added new AVAsset functions. Those allow you to load a movie and query various properties and metadata. Of course you also can save images of a video file to generate previews.


Finally we updated DynaPDF to version and libXl to 3.6.2.


See release notes for a complete list of changes.

More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 300 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.


System Requirements:

* Mac OS X 10.6 or later, and Intel processor

* Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

* FileMaker Pro 9 to 14


Pricing and Availability:

MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.2 for Mac OS X or Windows is available directly from the MonkeyBread website with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). Not all functions are available in both versions - check specifications. A free trial download is also available. Meet us at the Filemaker Conference in Hamburg, Germany.



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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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