FileMaker Pro 15 compatibility

By July 5, 2016Compatibility

Here you’ll find some information regarding compatibility of Troi Plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 15.
Note that our testing has now finished and has shown no remaining issues for the plug-in versions mentioned in the table below.

Summary

Running plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 15

In general all our plug-ins that worked with FileMaker Pro 14 still work with FileMaker Pro 15. However, as FileMaker Pro 15 can run plug-ins in a background thread, plug-ins need to be rewritten for this to work properly. See below for an overview of all Troi plug-ins and their compatibility with FileMaker Pro 15.

64-bit plug-ins are needed for FileMaker Pro 15

With FileMaker Pro 15 (as with FileMaker Pro 14) you can only use plug-ins that are compiled for 64-bit. On Windows 64-bit plug-ins 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 an OS X plug-in is 64-bit compatible. We have created a simple dropper app called “Troi Architecture Check” to determine for which architectures a plug-in is compiled. You can download the app here.

The same plug-in architecture

The plug-in architecture has not changed in FileMaker 15. So there is no need to change any function calls when converting to FileMaker 15.

Simple plug-in updating

Plug-in updating has been simplified in FileMaker Pro 12 and later. You now store plug-ins in solution files and install updates from container fields. The Auto Update plug-in is no longer needed. All new versions of Troi plug-ins provide an example file to demonstrate this update process in FileMaker Pro 12 and later.

Location of installed plug-ins

When you make use of the new plug-in updating functionality the plug-ins will be installed in this location:
With FileMaker Pro 15:

  • Windows 7, 8 and 10:
    C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\15.0\Extensions
  • OS X:
    Macintosh HD:Users:<UserName>:Library:Application Support:FileMaker:FileMaker Pro:15.0:Extensions

With FileMaker Pro Advanced 15:

  • Windows 7, 8 and 10:
    C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\15.0\Extensions
  • OS X:
    Macintosh HD:Users:<UserName>:Library:Application Support:FileMaker:FileMaker Pro Advanced:15.0:Extensions

TIP If you install plug-ins manually: it is best to only install plug-ins in the folders above and no longer use the Extensions folder next to the FileMaker Pro application itself.

Overview of Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro 15

Here is an overview of all our plug-ins that have been tested to work with FileMaker Pro 15 (and also FileMaker Pro 14, 13 and 12).

Works in
FileMaker 15, 14, 13 and 12
date of first version*Mac OS XWindowsremarks
Activator Plug-inJune 14th, 20164.04.0optimized for background threading!
Dialog Plug-inMay 17th, 20166.56.5optimized for background threading!
Encryptor Plug-inJuly 5th, 20163.53.5optimized for background threading!
File Plug-inMay 10th, 20168.58.5optimized for background threading!
Serial Plug-inJune 2nd, 20164.54.5optimized for background threading!
Text Plug-inMay 4th, 20164.04.0optimized for background threading!
URL Plug-inMay 24th, 20164.54.5optimized for background threading!

* This is the first version that was tested with FileMaker Pro 15

The following plug-in has not been compiled for 64-bit yet:

latest version
date of versionMac OS XWindowsremarks
Grabber Plug-inApril 19th, 20122.32.3