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Arny

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Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with Protolight software? They are (were) located at Geocities.com but don't seem to be there any longer. I'm trying to get a developer copy of the "Crypto toolbox" plug-in for my application and can't find a developer contact.

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Arny

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Steve;

I can get to the site and download the 'free' plug-in. That version of the plug-in works as advertised but I can't seem to get it to work within a kiosk or runtime version of the same application.

I was trying to contact the developer and find out if I needed to purchase a developer version. However, when I try to contact him [using his name at the bottom of the web page] it comes back undeliverable. I don't see any other means to contact anyone at Protolight.

If you have a version that will work in 'runtime' that would be excellent.

Thanks

Arny

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There is no developer license and it may be used commercially. The plugin was freely distributed. David McKee doesn't market any of his plugins commercially (as far as I know). It should work, and it does for me in a kiosk. Have you placed the plugin in the 'my_pgmsystem' folder? Also, you may need to wake it up by calling it to return its version #.

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Steve;

Thanks for the info. Yes, it's in the system folder for the custom application. However . . . how do I 'wake it up'? I request a new record and get both pieces of information [serial no & version] returned in the original application but nothing is returned for either field when I do a request for a new record in the stand-alone version. Perhaps I'm not triggering the process correctly.

Arny

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Steve;

A 2nd comment . . . a kiosk version does work . . . but only on a computer that has filemaker pro installed. This sort of defeats the purpose of running the application on a foreign computer. Consequently, it seems that the stand-alone approach is the best approach.

Again . . your comments/thoughts are very welcome.

Arny

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Steve;

I've checked as you suggested. I have a folder containing only two (2) entries. 1] my application, which does nothing but interrogate and return the serial number of the computer and 2] a system folder. The contents of the system folder were copied directly over from the Filemaker developer program (as recommended in the FM ref manual). I then included the Crypto toolbox.fmx plug-in.

That's it! ! ! I then ran both the 'runtime' & kiosk compiles and got results that would not execute. The plug-in shows up in the original version of the application, along with all the standard FM plug-ins (i.e. web companion, etc) but nothing shows up in the compiled version.

This is the first time I've used a plug-in and tried to perform external actions within a FM application. That's why I figured there's something I'm doing wrong to get it to execute.

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Well, I don't think you're doing anything wrtong, but I know it should also work. I've been using the plugin for at least 2 years with never a problem. I'm really at a loss to explain why you're having a problem. Why don't you send me the FM file that contains the call to the plugin?

Steve

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