[ANN] MBS FileMaker Plugin 4.3 for OS X/Windows - More than 2700 Functions In One Plugin

Discussion created by monkeybreadsoftware on Sep 16, 2014

Nickenich, Germany - (September 16th, 2014) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 4.3 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 4.3 has been updated and now includes over 2700 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:


For Mac OS X we added new functions for the toolbars in FileMaker. We can save and restore the current configuration of the toolbar. This way you can show and hide toolbar buttons by script commands. For example go to a layout where you show a print button and than move to another layout without a print button. Next you can change the background of the toolbar to feature an image of your choice. And finally you can even add your own custom toolbar items which call a script when clicked. So you can use the toolbar to navigate your solution.


With our new SendMail functions you can create emails with multiple recipients, multiple attachments and content as html, plain or rich text. The composed email is than delivered to the SMTP server using our existing CURL functions.


Our barcode functions for creating barcode images now can export images as SVG, Postscript or bitmap picture files like JPEG or PNG. We added more options for various barcodes like the error correction level for QR Codes.


For our SQL functions to connect to other databases, we added new options to connect to MySQL with SSL encryption. We optimized the handling of PDF in blob fields and parameters with new functions.


Our support for Windows operation system improved. Now you can use ListDialog, Icon reading, file kind andMenuItems functions on Windows.


One speciality of PDFKit on Mac OS X is the possibility to use Quartz filters for saving a PDF. We got functions to query list of installed filters and functions to show the filter manager window. Once you have a filter, you can apply it for saving and for example use an image compression filter. This can greatly reduce file size of the generated PDF file. If you need similar functions for Mac and Windows, please check our DynaPDF functions.



More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 250

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System Requirements:

* Mac OS X 10.6 or later, and Intel processor

* Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

* FileMaker Pro 9.0 to 13.0



Pricing and Availability:

MBS FileMaker Plugin 4.3 for Mac OS X or Windows is available directly from the MonkeyBread website with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). Not all functions are available in both versions - check specifications. A free trial download is also available. Meet us at the Filemaker Conference in Winterthur, Swiss or at DevCon in San Antonio.


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Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread Software focuses on the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With over eleven years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support. Copyright 2000-2014 Christian Schmitz Software GmbH. MonkeyBread Software is a registered trademark of Christian Schmitz, Nickenich. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. FileMaker Pro and FileMaker are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.