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  1. Dacons - No Support after a month of waiting.

    I would recommend an alternative: MBS Plugin https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/
  2. Script to open a file from a field

    If you use MBS FileMaker Plugin, you can use Files.Launch function to open file with app. Pass native path to file and application.
  3. Nickenich, Germany - (September 26th, 2017) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.4 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, Mac, 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 7.4 has been updated and now includes over 4900 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:For macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, we added new Core ML functions to use machine learning files and for example classify pictures. We also updated a few other functions like FSEvents for the new macOS version.The new ImageView functions allow you to show an image on the layout independent of FileMaker. So you don't need a container field and you can show animated GIF images in your layout on Mac and iOS.To enhance the script workspace, the MBS Plugin can show the script IDs in the script list. For the database design dialog, you can now show the table IDs and field IDs in the lists. We improved the contextual menus to copy in more cases and we have a new entry to copy the selection only. With Command-F and Command-L you can now jump to search and Go To Line boxes. The new ScriptWorkspace functions can be used in various FileMaker based tools to open script workspace and select scripts from a script.For the field picker and various other utility palettes, you can now have the plugin make them optionally black and white instead of transparent. The plugin watches for those dialogs and turns them into resizable panels, if enabled in preferences.You can now use CoreImage to detect faces, rectangles, text areas and QRCodes in images on macOS and iOS.For the Webviewer, we now allow you to create a WebKit 1.x webview anywhere on a layout. As FileMaker 16 uses WebKit 2.x, some of the functions to query images or PDF of a webviewer are not supported for WebKit 2.x. Making our own webviewer allows to still use those functions.If you use FileMaker iOS SDK, you can use our plugin now to query keyboard visible state. We can trigger script or evaluate expression if there is a significant time change, app goes to background or foreground and receives a low memory warning.To better work with CSV text, we got new functions to split CSV into values. Our FM.InsertRecordCSV function can take CSV text and create records for the values in your database. For XML functions we added ways to query and set values based on a path similar to the FileMaker JSON functions.For DynaPDF we added commands to create process and separation colors. Text can now directly be drawn rotated.We got new commands to Copy/Cut/Paste text in webviewer, memory usage functions for SQLite, triggers for AVPlayerand SerialPort pause functions.Finally we updated CURL Library to version 7.55.1, DynaPDF to 4.0.13.35, SQLAPI to 4.1.12, SQLite to 3.20.0 and LibXL to 3.8.1.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 10.6 or later, including macOS 10.13 * Windows XP and newer, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 * FileMaker Cloud (64-bit Linux) * FileMaker Pro 9 to 16 * FileMaker iOS SDK 16 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. 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 support. Copyright 2000-2017 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. Greetings Christian Schmitz Monkeybread Software
  4. You buy FileMaker Pro Advanced once and than you can make as many runtimes as you like and give to as many clients as you like. e.g. as a demo for your software.
  5. Nickenich, Germany - (July 18th, 2017) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.3 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, Mac, 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 7.3 has been updated and now includes over 4800 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions: This plugin got a couple of features for use with iOS SDK. You can offer the user a configurable email or message composer. Your script configures the message and provides recipients, content and attachments. The user can edit the email or text message and send it. Similar is our social composer which allows you to post on Facebook, Twitter, SinaWeibo and TencentWeibo. Again your solution can provide content including text, URL and image and the user can edit and post. For iOS you can now use DynaPDF functions to process PDFs on iOS devices. Our BinaryFile function allows to read and write any file type. Raw file reading and writing can be very useful to handle import or export in application specific file formats. For the script workspace our zoom controls can now be triggered with command + and - keys. Script lines which are set to gray color by FileMaker now keep the gray color so you can identify incompatible script steps easier. Our variable check can now detect declarations via comments. When handling big XML documents, you can now parse them once using XML.Parse and than query the object in memory often. As parsing is done only once, the performance is much better. When playing a movie inside an interactive containers on Mac and iOS, you can now identify the AVPlayer used by FileMaker and control it from our plugin. For example you can get pictures for the current playing frame. For FileMaker 16 we updated the WebView functions for website passwords (HTTP Authentication), so you can set the passwords and avoid login dialogs. For the new card window type, we can watch for mouse clicks on the side and trigger a script to close the card window. We got SSE2 enabled PNG reading, Audit with UUIDs, Dialog positioning, Metafile conversion (EMF/WMF) for DynaPDF, lower memory usage for queued email sending and speak commands for iOS. Finally we updated OpenSSL to 1.1.0f and 1.0.2l, libPNG to version 1.6.30, discount library to 2.2.2, SQLite to 3.19.3, DynaPDF to 4.0.11.31 and we use the FileMaker 16.0.2 Plugin SDK now.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 solutions. System Requirements: * macOS 10.6 or later, including macOS 10.13 * Windows XP and newer, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 * FileMaker Cloud (64-bit Linux) * FileMaker Pro 9 to 16 * FileMaker iOS SDK 16 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 http://www.filemaker.com/learning/devcon/ 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 support. Copyright 2000-2017 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. Greetings Christian Schmitz Monkeybread Software -- Read our blog about news on our plugins: http://www.mbsplugins.de/
  6. Uninstall pre-release 16?

    Depending on which prerelease you got, it may have been the final version. But in case of reinstall, just move old FileMaker folder to trash (on Mac). on Windows, please use uninstaller.
  7. JSON parsing performance comparison

    Yes. FileMaker parses the JSON for every single query. The MBS Plugin can parse once and than reuse the same structures in memory to query. So the plugin will always be magnitudes faster.
  8. JSON parsing performance comparison

    In my tests the FM16 functions are about 10x slower than our plugin for large JSON blocks: http://www.mbs-plugins.com/archive/2017-05-23/JSON_Functions_MBS_vs_FM16/monkeybreadsoftware_blog_filemaker And FM16 does not handle data types well with JSON, all handled as text.
  9. We got a new video for you about our latest functions for FileMaker 16. While talking to other developers at dotfmp conference in Berlin, a few developers told me about the new card window feature in FileMaker 16 lacking a few details in functionality. A quick check showed that a plugin could of course monitor mouse clicks and trigger a script if a click is done outside a given area. The new EventMonitor.SetCardWindow function allows you to define where the card is and which script to trigger in case of a click. This script can than clear the trigger with EventMonitor.ClearCardWindowand close the card.Please try next week the new plugin and this feature and let me know how it works for you.
  10. Quicktime Movies Duration

    With MBS FileMaker Plugin you can use various functions for this. You can use QTMovie or AVAsset to open the video/audio file and read metadata like duration. Or if you show it in an interactive container to run javascript with WebView.RunJavaScript and query duration.
  11. The SDI windows work in 16 runtime. JSON functions are technical included in the runtime, but disabled, so you can't use them. On the long run you may want to upgrade users to SBA or FLT.
  12. launch a jar file

    Do you use plugins? MBS Plugin with RunTask functions may do this. But we also have Java functions to load jar file and instantiate an object from a Class and call methods directly.
  13. Nickenich, Germany - (May 15th, 2017) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.2 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, Mac, 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 7.2 has been updated and now includes over 4600 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:Our new plugin is optimized for FileMaker 16 and provides all the usual features in the latest version of FileMaker. The script workspace again shows the syntax highlighting and allows to search scripts. We added a new MBS script step, so you can easily use plugin functions in your scripts. Of course you can continue with using Set Variable as before and keep compatible to FileMaker 15. You can even yourself define custom script steps in FileMaker using expressions to evaluate with our plugin.Included with the new plugin version is a plugin for iOS. This is a brand new plugin and allows you to try over 2000 of our functions already for your own solutions built using the FileMaker iOS SDK. We will need to check in the next months how iOS performs and which functions can help you the most. Most of the Webviewer functions already work on iOS, including the preferences functions to enable the developer extras.For macOS we added a new preferences dialog. There you can toggle all the enhancements we offer for the FileMaker script workspace. And you can enter your license key for storing it in the preferences file with FileMaker. In the script workspace we added new zoom controls, so you can increase font size for your scripts. For popupmenu controls in FileMaker, you can now copy the values via our contextual menus. For calculation dialogs, you can now define a minimum font size, so you easier read them when presenting.For Windows you can now send emails via the local email client application. This includes sending emails with attachments via Outlook or Thunderbird. Using our new Registry functions you can add, edit and delete registryentries directly from FileMaker.For CURL we have new functions to setup queries to Amazon Webservices and we provide an example for AWS S3 download and upload. Our plugin provides the authentication based on AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 for the queries, so you can easily integrate several amazon services. With new socket type functions, you can now let CURL connect to an IP and use the connection like any other socket with reading and writing data. CURL encapsulates all the IP protocols (IPv4 and IPv6), proxies and SSL options for you. Finally we allow you to use the system root certificates on macOS and Windows for SSL verification.For our Windows users we added new WindowsUserNotification functions to show user notifications on Windows 8 and newer. A notification can show a picture and several text lines to notify user about an event when your app runs in background. For macOS we provide similar features using UserNotification functions.You can now show the character palette to enter emojis, set/get valuelists as xml from/to clipboard (see CTs FileMakerSnippetStorage.fmp12), new iOSDevice functions, better barcode creation, better Speak command and more.Finally we updated LibXL to version 3.8.0, OpenSSL to 1.1.0e and 1.0.2k, SQLAPI to 4.1.11, SQLite to 3.18.0, DynaPDF to 4.0.11.27 and Xcode to 8.3.2.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 solutions. System Requirements: * Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including macOS 10.12 * Windows XP and newer, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 * FileMaker Cloud (64-bit Linux) * FileMaker Pro 9 to 16 * FileMaker iOS SDK 16 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 http://www.filemaker.com/learning/devcon/ 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 support. Copyright 2000-2017 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. Greetings Christian Schmitz Monkeybread Software
  14. FileMaker Plug-In SDK for FileMaker Pro 13 ?

    You can email FileMaker... But as there is only little changes between the versions, you could simply go with 12 and be fine.
  15. Filemaker Server 16 and Windows 10

    Well, it can work. But you may run into issues like your Windows PC goes to sleep or restarts to install updates. For Server you can configure more to keep it running all the time. Depends all on the compromises you like to make.
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