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Dial_Version (function reference)

By November 1, 2020June 23rd, 2021Online Help, Troi Dialog Plug-in
Troi Dialog Plug-in for FileMaker Pro


Use this function to see which version of the plug-in is loaded. This function is also used to register the plug-in.

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Dial_Version ( switches )


switches determine the behavior of the function


Switches can be one of this:

-GetVersionString the version string is returned (default)
-GetVersionNumber returns the version number of the plug-in
-ShowFlashDialog shows the Flash Dialog of the plug-in (returns 0)
-GetPluginInstallPath returns the path where the plug-in is installed
-GetRegistrationState get the registration state of the plug-in: 0 = not registered; 1 = registered
-UnregisterPlugin sets the registration state of the plug-in to unregistered, returns 0

If you leave the switches parameter empty the version string is returned.

Returned Result

Data type returned



The function returns ? if this plug-in is not loaded. If the plug-in is loaded the result depends on the switches parameter. It is either a:

If you asked for the version string it will return for example “Troi Dialog Plug-in 9.0”.
If you asked for the version number it returns the version number of the plug-in x1000. For example version 7.5.1 will return number 7510.
This will show the flash dialog and then return the error code 0.
returns 0 = the plug-in is not registered ; 1 = the plug-in is registered.

Originated in

Troi Dialog Plug-in 1.2


FileMaker Pro 16 to 19


Important: always use this function to determine if the plug-in is loaded. If the plug-in is not loaded use of external functions may result in data loss, as FileMaker will return an empty field to any external function that is not loaded.


Set Variable [ $Result; Dial_Version ( "" ) ]

will for example return “Troi Dialog Plug-in 9.0”.

Example 2

Dial_Version ( "-GetVersionNumber" )

will return 7510 for version 7.5.1

Dial_Version ( "-GetVersionNumber" )

will return 5501 for version 5.5b1

Dial_Version ( "-GetVersionNumber" )

will return 9000 for version 9.0

So for example to use a feature introduced with version 7.5 test if the result is equal to or greater than 7500.

Used in example file


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