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Updated plug-in for FileMaker Pro 9 is Vista and Mac OS X native and lets you manage your media, files and folders directly from your databases.

Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 4.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 9

Updated plug-in for FileMaker Pro 9 is Vista and Mac OS X native and lets you manage your media, files and folders directly from your databases.

October 9th, 2007, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi File Plug-in 4.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 9.

The Troi File Plug-in 4.0.1 update is a maintenance release that fixes reported issues and adds several other refinements to this file management plug-in for FileMaker.

Windows Vista and Mac OS X compatible

Troi File Plug-in 4.0.1 runs natively with FileMaker Pro 9 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 9, but also with FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8.x. It is compatible with Windows Vista and is a Universal Plug-in on Mac OS X. The version 4 release added several new functions and features, like execute shell, folder copying/moving, ASCII conversion, getting image descriptions and more.

What is Troi File Plug-in?

Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. All from within FileMaker Pro you can:

  • get data from files that are on the disk of the computer into FileMaker Pro
  • create files anywhere on the hard disk and put data from FileMaker fields into them
  • manipulate files and folders on the disk: this includes creating, deleting, copying, moving and modifying files and folders
  • query detailed information of files: the size on disk, creation and modification dates and much more
  • launch files with their appropriate application directly from FileMaker Pro
  • manage your media, and read and write IPTC meta data to JPEG images!

What is new?

Troi File Plug-in 4.0.1 has these improvements:

  • Improved the speed of the TrFile_CreateThumbnail function and fixed a bug when used with the -TryMoviePict switch.
  • Improved the ManageMedia.fp7 example: it can now identify and handle more movie types: DV, MPG, MP4, and AVI.
  • Improved the TrFile_Substitute function, the function can now handle a longer search parameter, up to 500.000 characters.
  • Improved the TrFile_MetaData function: it will now return the duration (in seconds) of a movie.
  • Added the switch "-Encoding=BytesOnly" to the TrFile_Substitute function.
  • Added switch "-HideInvisibles" to the TrFile_SelectFileDialog function.
  • Fixed bugs in the TrFile_MetaData function, the TrFile_CreateFolder function and the TrFile_DeleteFolder function.
  • Fixed a bug in the 9 functions that retrieve dates and time from a file.

Troi File Plug-in 4.0 added 4 new functions making a total of 58 powerful functions available. It also improved on several functions, adding exciting new possibilities:

  • Copy and move complete folders (including subfolders) with the new functions: TrFile_CopyFolder and TrFile_MoveFolder.
  • New TrFile_ExecuteShell function lets you execute commands in the operating system shell, on Mac the UNIX Bourne shell and on Windows the Windows CMD shell.
  • Easier Media Management: retrieve extensive image ànd movie data like width, height, depth and resolution, etc.
  • New example file called ManageMedia.fp7. This is a powerful Media Manager for images ànd movies. It shows how to import one or multiple images and retrieves a wealth of meta data like size, IPTC meta data (amongst others caption, keywords, copyright) and EXIF meta data like aperture, shutter speed, the time a photo was taken etc.
  • The new TrFile_AsciiValueToText function allows you to enter all special or invisible ASCII characters, like Carriage Return, Line Feed or Vertical Tab.
  • New switch "-Encoding=BytesOnly" to both the TrFile_SetContents and the TrFile_AppendContents function. This will encode all characters in the text that have Unicode value of 0 to 255.
  • Improved the TrFile_CreateThumbnail function. You can now specify a higher quality bit depth.
  • Some bug fixes and improvements to several example files and the user guide.

More detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in Troi File Plug-in 4.0.1 can be found at: <http://www.troi.com/software/filehistory.html >.

Suggested Uses

Troi File Plug-in allows you to:

  • Use FileMaker as a photo gallery or movie archive
  • Manage complete projects, including documents, images, and the meta data like EXIF and IPTC
  • Batch import any file, anywhere
  • Let the user select a folder and process the contents of this folder
  • Create a web site by exporting multiple HTML files
  • Update solutions, by moving database files into place
  • Read and write custom formatted files, for example from legacy systems

All these features and functions also work in a runtime solution. The plug-in now has 58 functions, giving you limitless possibilities in managing the world outside the database. 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 File Plug-in 4.0.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html >.

Troi File Plug-in 4.0 works with FileMaker Pro 7, 8.x and 9. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Developer 7, FileMaker Pro Advanced 8.x or FileMaker Advanced 9. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.4.5 or higher, Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and Windows Vista.

Licenses cost US$ 79 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 versions bought on or after March 1st, 2006, are FREE: eligible users have been sent a new registration string for the 4.0.x version.

Upgrades from licenses bought before March 1st, 2006, are available from US$ 29 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:
<http://www.troi.com/ >.      


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