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building old-style plug-ins

Question asked by jreinsch on Sep 20, 2011


building old-style plug-ins


The help on "External functions," under "Plug-ins written for version 6.0 and earlier" says:
"These plug-ins are still supported and continue to use the External function to access the plug-in’s functions." But we can't find any information on how to build these old-style plugins (and have them work in FileMaker 11). In particular, there's nothing on this in the downloads at
This question comes about because our Macintosh plugins are CFM type, so in order to upgrade from FileMaker 8.5 we have to rebuild them as Mach-O. Fine, but we would prefer to continue calling them with "External" so as to avoid around a thousand changes to scripts. Any information would be appreciated.