FMT NewsWire - Nickenich, Germany - (May 19th, 2015) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.1 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 5.1 has been updated and now includes over 3100 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:
We added new plugin functions for markdown processing. Markdown is a markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed to be converted to HTML. Using our plugin you can process markdown text and create HTML.
Our new Dictionary commands allows you to pack various parameter for a script call in a dictionary. You pass this dictionary to the called script and there extract the variables with just one MBS call. This preserves data types for all transferred variables like containers.
The MBS Plugin offers for some time now various functions for the clipboard. Now in this version are functions to put file paths on the clipboard and to query them. For example an user can copy files in Finder or Explorer and run a script to import those files into the database.
Our ListDialog functions got a new grouping feature. And you can fill the dialog now with a SQL statement.
The menu functions now allow you to specify font details for menu entries. You can set font, color, size, italic, bold or underline. To create menu you can now use a text definition for our quick menu function.
If you know SQL, you can use our FM.InsertRecordQuery function to easily copy records from one table to other table. An SQL query can query data from various tables and insert the result in another table. With the FM.InsertRecord function you can now add a record to a table with one function call. And the new FM.SQL functions allow you to query values from a SQL query result with native data types.
For DynaPDF we got new function to query fonts in PDF document and fonts on your local computer. For your PDF documents you can now define print settings, e.g. define that your document should be printed duplex. In addition you can edit templates and set fonts for form fields.
Finally we got new functions for environment variables, mounting network volumes, password encryption for zip archives, a timeout for socket connections and paper options for Twain scanning.
More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 300 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.