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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5.2 for FileMaker Pro 8.5

Universal and cross platform plug-in runs natively in FileMaker Pro 8.5 and lets you create powerful custom dialogs.

Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, October 30th, 2006--Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5.2 for FileMaker Pro 8.5.

New version 4.5.2: a minor update

Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5.2 is a minor update. This release fixes a few bugs, including a QuickTime problem that could result in a crash on Windows. This update is recommended for all users.

What is Troi Dialog Plug-in?

Troi Dialog Plug-in is a very powerful tool for displaying all sorts of dialogs in FileMaker Pro 8.5. The text of the dialog and of the buttons can be created dynamically by using a calculation. All from within FileMaker you can:

  • show dialogs with variable text and up to 4 buttons
  • show an input dialog to let a user input data in up to 9 fields
  • choose these input fields to be any of the following: simple text, password field, popup list or check box
  • show a list dialog or big text dialog
  • show temporary flash screens
  • show a progress bar for lengthy operations
  • position the dialog box anywhere on the screen
  • add a standard icon or your own icons

What is new in version 4.5.2?

Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5.2 has these changes:

  • (Windows) Improved initialization code and removed dependency on QuickTime. This could in some cases result in crashes when copying items to the clipboard.
  • Fixed a problem with the Dial_ListDialog function: when calling the Dial_ListDialog function with an empty listitems parameter, the function now properly resets the last button clicked and last text selected. This means that the Dial_GetInput function now returns "" and Dial_GetButton returns 0 after this.
  • (Mac OS X) Dial_InputDialog function: removed incorrectly visible close/minimize/zoom buttons at top of dialog.
  • Renamed the user guide to make it more clear for which plug-in it is.

Suggested uses

  • give your users better and flexible feedback
  • show quick instructions without the user having to dismiss the dialog
  • build multi-language systems more easily
  • make your solutions look more professional by using your own icons and title bars in dialogs
  • create a small list dialog when you have only a little list and a big one if you have a big list
  • control the way users type in data: you can, for example, let them type more than 10 and less than 40 characters

All these features also work in a runtime solution. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!

Pricing & availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5.2 is available for downloading at Troi's web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/dialogplugin.html>.

Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5.2 works with FileMaker Pro 7, 8 and 8.5. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Developer 7, FileMaker Advanced 8 or FileMaker Advanced 8.5. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X and Windows.

On Mac OS X the plug-in runs in Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher for PowerPC-based Macs and Mac OS X 10.4.5 or higher for Intel-based Macs. The plug-in also runs on Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) or Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

Licenses cost US$ 49 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.

Upgrade information

Product updates from earlier versions, bought on or after March 1st, 2005, are FREE: eligible users have been sent a new registration string in July. Contact us if you have not received yours. Upgrades from licenses bought before March 1st, 2005, are available from US$ 19 per user.

Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from our web site.

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:

Contact information  

Diana Budding
Troi Automatisering
Vuurlaan 18
2408 NB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-172-426606
Fax: +31-172-470539

Newsroom: <http://www.troi.com/news/>