0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2016 8:35 AM by cdragon

    2empowerFM Developer Assistant v3.1 and OS X Sierra Updates


      Crestline, CA, Nov 21, 2016 -- 2empowerFM Developer Assistant v3.1 final release is out with fixes that include a partial work-around of an "uninitialied variable" bug in the plug-in API of FM 14 and later that can cause a random failure of DA's 'Evaluate' button.


      All plug-ins have passed compatibility testing with OS X 10.12 Sierra. Hands-Free Printer needed updates to fix bugs with Sierra while all other plug-ins needed no changes.


      Developer Assistant v3.1 is available immediately at developer.2empowerfm.com.  This is a free update for licenses purchased May 16, 2014 and later.


      Hands-Free Printer v3.63 is available immediately at print.2empowerfm.com.  This is a free update for licenses purchased May 16, 2014 and later.


      Full details of fixes and changes can be found in the release notes.


      About 2empowerFM Plug-ins


      Our 2empowerFM line of plug-ins save you time during FileMaker development and add powerful features to your FileMaker solutions. Our plug-ins include:


      2empowerFM Developer Assistant
      - Quickly search all scripts to find ones containing a string or pattern.
      - Find table names, function and script step names, field metadata, and more, without generating a DDR.
      - Replace text in script steps and in the multi-line text boxes of any dialog.
      - Debug and develop faster by evaluating highlighted expressions immediately instead of copying, closing dialogs, and pasting into FileMaker's Data Viewer.


      2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer
      - Automate printing and control printer-specific settings.
      - Save money by enforcing the use of double sided and toner saver modes.
      - Prevent costly mistakes like printing all records instead of current record.


      2empowerFM Menu Popper
      - Pop-up multi-level menus anywhere on a FileMaker layout.
      - Use unique dropdown menus to show type-ahead search results from multiple searches.
      - Make menu items bold, italic, underlined, bulleted, or add separator lines between items.


      2empowerFM Keyboard and Mouse
      - Easily link hotkeys to scripts, create image-map buttons, and change the mouse cursor.


      2empowerFM SQL Runner
      - Insert and Update data in any FileMaker table without changing layouts or creating extra table relationships.
      - Use an SQL query in a calculated field to generate dynamic pop-up lists.
      - One of our FREE plug-ins!


      2empowerFM Text Toolkit
      - Perform powerful search and replace in database text using Perl-compatible regular-expressions.
      - Generate a hash of data using many algorithms including SHA512, SHA256, and MD5.
      - Another FREE plug-in!


      2empowerFM Clipboard Explorer
      - Save and restore objects on the clipboard including stylized text, FileMaker scripts, and layout objects.
      - Also totally FREE!


      Pricing and Availability


      Plug-in updates are available immediately at 2empowerFM.com


      Updates for paid plug-ins are free for those who purchased a license within the last year, or longer if intervening plug-in releases contain only minor new features or small fixes.  Check the dates posted in the release notes to see if you qualify for a free upgrade on your particular plug-in license.  All older licenses may be upgraded for 50% off the price of an equivalent new license.


      All plug-ins can be tested for 30 days free of charge and demos are fully functional.  Up to three demo extensions are available upon request.


      About Dracoventions


      Dracoventions is a FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) member located in Crestline, CA, USA. Dracoventions is focused on inventing software that empowers you to save development time, expand FileMaker's abilities, and create a better user experience.


      With over 25 years of software engineering experience, company-founder Chris Dragon was inspired by the business needs of a FileMaker-based non-profit to create the 2empowerFM Family of Plug-ins. These plug-ins include Developer Assistant, Hands-Free Printer, Menu Popper, SQL Runner, Text Toolkit, and more.  Plug-ins are available at 2empowerFM.com




      Chris Dragon


      Phone: (818) 588-6418
      Email: support@dracoventions.com
      Web: http://www.dracoventions.com