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MBS Plugin 13.1 for Claris FileMaker - More than 7000 Functions In One Plugin
Nickenich, Germany - (March 7th, 2023) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Plugin 13.1 for Claris FileMaker for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for Claris FileMaker produce line. As the leading database management solution for Windows, macOS, iOS and the web, the Claris FileMaker Pro Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can easily extend the feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 13.1 has been updated and now includes over 7000 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:

Our new WindowsOCR functions allow you to use the built-in OCR engine in Windows 10 or newer. You can pick a language for initialization, load an image from file or container and perform OCR recognition on it. The result can be requested either as text or as JSON with individual lines and words separated. The Vision.RecognizeText function is adapted to use the same OCR technique on Windows.

We continue on the MongoDB functions and add aggregate functions to query data applying a filter, sort rules and grouping on either the whole database or only a given collection. You can run custom commands on the database and query TLS status.

The Archive functions got new functions to create a new archive. Then you can call functions to add text, container values or files to the archive before you store it on disk or in a container.

We rewrote the WindowsUserNotification functions to use better APIs from Windows. We added a couple new properties to set to allow notification grouping, set priority and expiration on reboot.

The WebKit JavaScript engine can now be used on Windows and Linux in addition to MacOS and iOS. This includes using it server side for evaluating JavaScript. For Windows and Linux you have to use JavaScript.LoadLibrary function to load your copy of the JavaScriptCore library.

For WebView functions we implemented the WebView.AllCookies function for Windows. You can use it to query the current cookies set in the web viewer and use them for CURL functions. We implemented WebView.PrintToFile for Windows to save a website as PDF file.

The XL functions for reading and writing Excel documents got updated to include 45 new functions for handling form controls. Other functions can check for write protection, handle default row height and active cell or selection range.

We added regular expressions to our script search in the Script Workspace. If enabled via preferences dialog or SyntaxColoring.ScriptSearchBox.SetRegEx function, you can use regular expressions in your search strings. Multiple search terms are still separated by space character.

For iOS we got functions to allow you to capture swipe gestures with iOSApp.AddSwipeGestureRecognizer function. You can set a script to trigger when the plugin detects a swipe gesture and then react by switching layouts.

DynaPDF added support for writing PDF/UA-1 files. The new DynaPDF.CreateStructureTreeEx function can be used to create the required tag structures for your PDF documents. The DynaPDF.ChangeNamedDest function can now rename named destinations. And with DynaPDF.SaveAndSignFileExt1 and DynaPDF.SaveAndSignFileExt2 functions, you can sign a PDF using an external PKCS7 signature provider.

For Windows we updated Clipboard functions for PDF handling on Windows as well as the Container.ReadImage functions to read HEIF files. The relationship search box on Windows is now a combobox with a popup containing table names. The Process.SetDllDirectory function can help on Windows to load various DLLs from a given folder.

Finally we updated the CURL library to version 7.88.1, DynaPDF to, LCMS2 to 2.15, LibXL to 4.1, libxml to 2.10.3, openssl to 1.1.1t, SQLite to 3.41.0, and tiff library to version 4.5.0.

See release notes for a complete list of changes:

More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 600 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.9 or later
* Windows 8 and newer
* FileMaker Pro 7 to 19.6
* FileMaker iOS SDK
* FileMaker Server for Linux, Windows oder macOS
* FileMaker Cloud for AWS
* Claris Pro
* Claris Server

Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin is available directly from the MonkeyBread Software website with licenses starting at just $149 USD. You can just download and try the plugin without a license or request a trail license. Not all functions are available in all platforms, please check specifications. Please join us on the next conferences and visit our booth.

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Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread Software focuses on the Macintosh, Linux and Windows platforms. With over twenty years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support.

Copyright 2000-2023 Christian Schmitz Software GmbH.
MonkeyBread Software is a registered trademark of Christian Schmitz, Nickenich. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. FileMaker Pro and FileMaker are trademarks of Claris International, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Christian Schmitz
Monkeybread Software

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