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Developer Distribution License Information

For each of our plug-ins we offer a developer license specially intended for developers of databases. This developer license allows you to include the plug-in in question with ALL databases or FileMaker solutions that your company sells to organizations of up to 25 users (contact us if any of your customers has more than 25 users).
The developer license also allows you to distribute the plug-in with runtimes made with FileMaker Pro Advanced.
Please note: Certain restrictions apply. You need to use the built-in registration function of the plug-in. This enables the plug-in only for your database. See the “For solution developers” folder in the downloads for instructions on how to implement this.
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Troi Architecture Check App

FileMaker Pro (Advanced) 14 and later, FileMaker Server (Advanced) 14 and later, FileMaker Server 13 and WebDirect are 64-bit processes, for which plug-ins need to be compiled for 64-bit. On Windows 64-bit plug-ins are easily spotted as they have a different extension: fmx64. In the download of a 64-bit compatible plug-in you will find this extra copy of the plug-in.

Plug-ins for OS X can be universal and the extension is always the same: fmplugin. A universal plug-in is a single plug-in that will run on a 32-bit process as well as on 64-bit process. You can not easily see if a OS X plug-in is 64-bit compatible. Therefore we have created a simple dropper app called “Troi Architecture Check” to determine for which architectures a plug-in is compiled.
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Troi File Plug-in Release notes 1998-2016

In this post you find the older release notes for Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro.

Version 8.5 (for FileMaker 12 to 15) (May 10, 2016)

  • Tested and made compatible with FileMaker Pro 15.
  • Added new TrFile_ZIPInfo function, which lists the items (files and folders) inside a ZIP file.
  • Added new TrFile_UnZIP function, which expands a ZIP file into a specified folder.
  • Added -SkipDS_Store switch to the TrFile_ZIPInfo function, which will remove .DS_Store files from the result. Mac OS X stores extra info in these hidden files.
  • Added -SkipHiddenMacOSXItems switch to the TrFile_ZIPInfo function, which will remove from the result all items which are in a __MACOSX folder in the ZIP. Mac OS X stores extra info and resource forks of files in this __MACOSX folder.
  • Created the ZIPAndUnZIP.fmp12 example file. Removed the older CreateZip.fmp12 example file.
  • Added new TrFile_CreateAlias function, which creates an alias file (on OS X) or shortcut (on Windows) from the source file or source folder.
  • Further improved the multi-threading behavior of the plug-in when running in FileMaker Pro 15.
  • Improved the example file EasyInstallTroiPlugins.fmp12, to provide more help when an installation error occurs.
  • Added description and type-ahead information for all functions of the plug-in. This extra function description will be shown in FileMaker Pro 15 in the Specify Calculation dialog box when you type a function name and also as a text popup in the functions pane on the right.
    The type-ahead information is used by the auto complete functionality of FileMaker Pro 15. In the calculation pane of the Specify Calculation dialog box you can type a letter or two of the function name and instantly see a list of matching function names. For example when you type “ap”, the auto complete functionality will suggest the TrFile_AppendContents function. You can also type a function name in the functions pane on the right: for example if you type “fold” you will see all the functions relevant to folders, like TrFile_CopyFolder.
  • Fixed several bugs, rewrote and modernized the code in several places and made further improvements.
  • Updated the User Guide and the Overview.fmp12 file.

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Troi Dialog Plug-in Release notes 1998-2015

In this post you find the older release notes for Troi Dialog Plug-in for FileMaker Pro.

Troi Dialog Plug-in versions for FileMaker Pro 10, 11, 12 and 13

Version 6.0 (for FileMaker 10 through 13) (March 11th, 2015)

  • Improved the Dial_InputDialog function: popups can now display values from a second value list. The selected value from the first value list is returned. You can use this for example with a list of ItemIDs and a list of ItemDescriptions. The descriptions are shown to the user, while the itemID is returned.
  • Updated the Dial_SetPopup function: there is now an optional last parameter secondPopupValues, which sets the second value list. When set for a popup, the plug-in automatically displays the second value list, but returns the corresponding value from the first popup list.
  • Updated the Dial_GetPopup function: when you add the switch “-SecondValueList” the plug-in returns the second value list for that popup.
  • Improved the Dial_ListDialog function: added a switch: -AllowMultipleSelection which allows the user to select multiple items from the list. The selected items are returned separated by the pipe character. You can also preselect multiple items. Command-A (OS X) or control-A (Windows) can be used to select all items.
  • (Mac OS X) Improved the Dial_InputDialog and Dial_BigInputDialog functions: added support for undo and redo in the edit fields through these keyboard shortcuts: undo (command-z) and redo (command-shift-z).
  • (Mac OS X) Improved the Dial_InputDialog function: added support for these keyboard shortcuts: copy (command-C), paste (command-V), cut (command-X) and select all (command-A).
  • (Mac OS X) Improved the Dial_BigInputDialog function: added support for these keyboard shortcuts: copy (command-C), paste (command-V), cut (command-X) and select all (command-A).
  • Made several improvements to the dialog example files.
  • Rewrote the code in several areas and made it more future proof.
  • Added new switch -GetRegistrationState to the Dial_Version function: this switch allows you to check if the plug-in is currently registered.
  • Updated Version example to show the use of -GetRegistrationState.
  • (Mac OS X) Added code signing to the plug-in, also compatible with the new Mavericks version of code signing.
  • IMPORTANT This plug-in drops support for Windows XP (the plug-in will no longer load on XP). On Mac OS X the minimum supported system is now OS X 10.6.8 (the plug-in will not load on 10.5 and earlier).

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