Nickenich, Germany - MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 4.1 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 4.1 has been updated and now includes over 2400 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:
For Mac OS X we added menu commands so you can build a menu with submenus and have it popup on screen relative to mouse or window. Menus can be decorated with images, checkmarks or custom font styles.
Our new cipher and digest functions allow you to create very flexible hashes or encrypted content which is compatible to other applications. You can process files, text or content stored in a container. For example you can encrypt a container with AES256 and transmit it as text by email. On the receiver you import back in FileMaker and decrypt it in a container field.
With CoreLocation's geo coder, we can use Apple's service to locate the geo coordinates for an address. Of course the other direction is also possible by querying the address of coordinates. Once you have addresses geo coded in your database you can do calculations about distance between two locations and find for example which clients live in a certain area.
For DynaPDF we added new functions to create checkboxes and textfields for forms. We had before functions to query form values and now added a few functions to set form field values. You can now search for text on a page and get back all locations where text was found. Finally you can load custom fonts from a folder for use in the PDF files.
For simple message dialogs, you can use our latest Dialog functions. For listing files, we now offer a way to list them recursively. The Audit functions got improved with new options, we added path drawing to graphicsmagick, new options for print dialog and run task. We can now build arrays in JSON from a list of texts, zoom in a webviewer or do some bitwise math operations.
More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 250 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.