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Cross platform plug-in that will ³reveal² a file (or folder)... XPOST

Discussion created by TonyWhite on Sep 24, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 by monkeybreadsoftware

Hi All,

 

I am looking for a plug-in that will ³reveal² a file (or folder/directory)

cross platform.

 

On OS X using AppleScript, ³reveal² will highlight an item (file, folder,

etc).

Is this a feature that it available on Windows 7?

 

On another list I got a suggestion (credit to Daniel Smith):

Call explorer.exe with the /select

switch:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/130510

 

Still would be nice to have this in a FileMaker plug-in.

 

Below are the file plug-ins that I have looked at:

 

BaseElements Plugin

http://www.goya.com.au/baseelements/plugin

https://github.com/nickorr/BaseElements-Plugin/wiki/Functions

(reveal not listed on the feature page)

 

360Works ScriptMaster: Free FileMaker Modular Plugin

http://www.360works.com/scriptmaster/

(not in the built in features  maybe could be built custom if there is a

API for Java to reveal on Windows?)

 

Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html

(I did not see the reveal feature here in the demo)

 

File Manipulator Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

http://www.productivecomputing.com/file-manipulator

(reveal not listed on the feature page)

 

24U SimpleFile Plug-In 2.0

http://www.24usoftware.com/simplefile

(reveal not listed on the feature page)

 

Monkeybread Software - MBS Filemaker Plugin 3.3

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/

http://www.mbsplugins.eu/FilesRevealFile.shtml

Reveals the file/folder in the shell.

Shows file or folder in Finder or opens directory in Explorer.

 

Has anyone used the Monkeybread Software - MBS Filemaker Plugin 3.3 on

Windows 7?

The way that the green text is written it seems that the API might not exist

to ³reveal² on windows.

 

Does anyone have more insight on this?

 

Thanks.

 

All the best,

 

 

Tony White

Tony White Designs, Inc.

Tel: 646-714-2797 (Google Voice)

Tel: 718-797-4175

tony_white@twdesigns.com

http://www.twdesigns.com

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