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Nickenich, Germany - (September 15th, 2020) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.4 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, macOS, 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 10.4 has been updated and now includes over 6300 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:

The main feature of the newer plugin version is our move from Visual Studio 2008 to the more current version 2019. We now use universal runtime library, the same Visual Studio runtime as FileMaker. As Windows 10 includes those DLLs by default and Windows 7 and 8 can install them, the plugin should run fine there. We worked on this for over a year to get all our libraries ported and recompiled. All parts come together and we can finally ship our Windows plugins built with current tools and start to add more Windows 10 APIs over time.

You may know that FileMaker has a built-in Location function for iOS. MBS FileMaker Plugin include CoreLocation functions for macOS for years. For the new version we added WindowsLocation functions to query the location of your Windows PC. Useful for all those Windows tablet PCs running FileMaker Pro. Check also CoreLocation.requestLocation function for macOS to ask for location permissions.

For GraphicsMagick we have new functions to select a font family, stretch (condensed or expanded), style (italic or oblique) or weight (bold). Once set, you can use GMImage.Annotate to write text. We can list the font types available to a text file with GMImage.ListTypeInfo function.

Use Archive.ExtractFile to extract just one file from an archive and get it back as container value. For SSH connections use SSH.ConfigureKeepAlive to prevent the connection from timing out when an operation takes longer than 2 minutes. When tracing plugin calls on server use Trace.SetServerLogPath to have one log file per thread and not mix all calls from all scripts in one huge log file.

For CURL we added functions to query some of the options to help with debugging. You can query effective HTTP method and the retry after delay. We extended post fields to allow more than 8 MB in data size.

On macOS you can use ImageCapture.SetItemsAddedScript to trigger a script when a picture is taken with your digital camera. For TextView functions you can now set them to styled text with TextView.SetStyledText function or append styled text with TextView.AppendStyledText or query the current text with TextView.GetStyledText function.

For iOS use iOSApp.ReadReceipt function to read the app store receipt and see what items the user purchased with the store. Check the StoreKit functions to list products and start a transaction.

We optimized speed for Audit functions, add better error handling for socket functions, rewrote Hotkey functions to use native API on Windows, improved text encoding handling for XML and restored the notifications to show errors in MBS calls (if you have notifications allowed for FileMaker).

Finally we updated bzip2 library to version 1.0.8, CURL to 7.72.0, DynaPDF to 4.0.41.118 with ZUGFeRD 2.1, GraphicsMagick to 1.3.35, JPEG library to 9d, PCRE to 8.44, SQLAPI to 5.1.1, SQLite to 3.33.0 including decimal extension and we updated Xcode to version 10.6.

See release notes for a complete list of changes. 

More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 600 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.9 or later, including macOS 10.15
* Windows 7 and newer, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2020
* FileMaker Cloud for AWS (64-bit Linux)
* FileMaker Pro 7 to 19
* FileMaker iOS SDK 16 to 19
* FileMaker Server for Linux, Windows oder macOS


Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin is available directly from the MonkeyBread Software website with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). You can just download and try the plugin without a license or request a trail license. Not all functions are available in all platforms, please check specifications. Please join us on the next conferences and visit our booth.


Monkeybread Software: 
https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/

MBS FileMaker Plugin Website: 
https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/filemaker/

Function Reference: 
https://www.mbsplugins.eu/

Download Free Trial:
https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/filemaker/download.shtml

Events and conferences:
https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/filemaker/events/

Logo: 
https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/images/MBSLogo.jpg

Release notes: 
https://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 twenty years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support.

Copyright 2000-2020 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 Claris International, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


Greetings 
Christian Schmitz 
Monkeybread Software
 

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