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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5 for FileMaker Pro 8.5

New 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, July 18th, 2006--Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5 for FileMaker Pro 8.5.

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

Peter Baanen, company president, states: "Just a week after the launch of FileMaker 8.5, I'm happy to present you our third plug-in which is ready for FileMaker Pro 8.5. This plug-in runs natively in FileMaker 8.5 and is also a Universal Plug-in on Mac."

What is new in version 4.5?

Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5 has been recompiled to run with FileMaker 8.5. This release adds these new features:

  • Made compatible with FileMaker Pro 8.5.
  • (Mac OS X) Converted to Universal plug-in which runs natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
  • The list of Dialog functions is now also visible when creating custom functions.
  • Added a consistency check for missing resources.
  • Fixed several bugs, specifically in the Dial_BigInputDialog function.
  • Cleaned up example files and specifically the ListDlog.fp7 and All Dialog Examples.fp7 example file.

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 is available for downloading at Troi's web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/dialogplugin.html>.

Troi Dialog Plug-in 4.5 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 will be sent a new registration string. Contact us if you have not received yours after July 22nd, 2006. Upgrades from licences 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.

Running plug-ins on FileMaker Pro 8.5 and Intel Macs

FileMaker Pro 8.5 for Mac OS X is a Universal Application and can run natively on PowerPC and Intel Macintoshes. However, when FileMaker is launched on Intel Macs, it only loads Universal plug-ins. It does not load PowerPC plug-ins. Therefore all plug-ins need to be converted to Universal plug-ins. Troi has already been preparing for these new Universal versions and we expect to release more Universal versions of our other plug-ins soon.
You can find more information on this on our FileMaker Pro 8.5 compatibility page:

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/>