4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 1:40 PM by monkeybreadsoftware

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

    TonyWhite

      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

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