MBS Filemaker Plugin

Plugin Info:
Developer:Monkeybread Software
Current Version:3.2
Script Triggering
FileMaker Vers:7+
Platform:Win + Mac
Single License:$32
Last Updated:May 2013
FileMaker 7 Compatible FileMaker 8 Compatible FileMaker 8.5 Compatible FileMaker 9 Compatible FileMaker 10 Compatible FileMaker 11 Compatible FileMaker 12 Compatible 
Windows Compatible   OS X Compatible 
Version Changelog

The MBS is easily the most powerful plug-in available for FileMaker today. There are over 1600 functions that allow FileMaker developers to extend their solutions in some amazing ways. Each function does a little task and in their combination you can unleash the full power of our plugin.


  • Misc
    • Use Twain to scan images from scanner (new in 3.1)
    • Enjoy syntax coloring on Mac OS X in Filemaker 11 and 12.
    • List and connect to serial ports.
    • Read rich text documents on Mac OS X like Word documents, OpenOffice documents or RTF files.
    • Enumerate printers and get/set default printer.
    • Recognize text in images using OCR functions.
    • Use PHP library to run PHP functions.
    • Use Audit to log activities in a database.
  • Network Sockets
    • Use TCP/UDP Sockets (new in 3.2)
    • Query other Filemaker instance with ServerSocket functions. (new in 3.2)
    • Query device status via SNMP functions.
  • Excel Functions.
    • Work with Excel files without Microsoft Excel by using libXL library in Filemaker.
    • Read and Write older xls files and newer xlsx files.
  • SQL Connectivity
    • Connect to multiple SQL databases: Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Informix, InterBase, SQLBase, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ODBC and SQLite.
    • Read values, changes values, add new records, call stored procedures.
    • Use prepared statements for increased security.
    • Use bulk row fetching for maximum speed.
    • Read and write blob values with images.
  • CURL Library
    • Download and upload files or data from/to http/https/ftp/ftps/sftp.
    • Send emails over smtp and receive emails over pop3 or imap.
    • Perform several transfers simultaneously in background.
    • Send form data directly without Webviewer.
    • Parse and build JavaScript Object Notation encoded data with out JSON functions.
  • Control the Webviewer
    • Print website, Fill and submit forms.
    • Generate image or PDF of current webpage.
    • Run Javascript in Webviewer and call back Filemaker Scripts from Javascript.
    • Disable Javascript Alerts in the Webviewer.
    • Register WebDownloadDelegate and WebPolicyDelegate scripts to control downloads in Webviewer on Mac.
  • Image editing with GraphicsMagick
    • Load pictures from file, container value or create a blank one.
    • Compose pictures together, e.g. add an overlay or watermark.
    • Edit images with crop, rotate, scale and other operations.
    • Draw (round) rectangles, lines, ellipses, circles and arcs into image.
    • Use lots of image effects like blur, sharpen, swirl and others.
    • Save result to container or file.
  • Use PDFKit (Mac only) or DynaPDF functions (Mac and Win, new in 3.0)
    • Render an image from a page of a PDF with PDFKit or DynaPDF.
    • Extract text from PDF with PDFKit or DynaPDF.
    • Create new PDF with pages from existing PDF with PDFKit or DynaPDF.
    • Add images and text to a page. (new in 3.1)
  • Encryption and Hash
    • Calculate MD5 and SHA512 hashes for text.
    • Encrypt/Decrypt text with AES or Blowfish.
    • Encrypt/Decrypt containers with AES or Blowfish .
  • Files
    • List directory content, copy, move, rename or move to trash files and folders.
    • Show file/folder selection or save dialogs.
    • Get icon from file or folder and previews with QuickLook (Mac only)
    • Set Icons on Mac with our plugin.
    • Launch files, query file size or file existents, create directories.
    • Query the last used file path in Mac file dialogs.
  • Lock your app for Kiosks
    • Query which USB devices are connected and allow only the start of your runtime if special USB stick is connected.
    • Hide system GUI like Dock and menubar with System UI Functions
    • Show a backdrop behind your Filemaker window so user does not see the desktop.
    • Color window content to focus user on a dialog.
  • Control windows in Filemaker
    • Show progress dialogs.
    • Add Drag and Drop functions to your Mac solutions.
    • Enumerate windows and control any window in Filemaker.
    • Disable close, minimize and maximize widgets.
    • Show and hide any window.
    • Use window transitions on Mac OS X like Apple’s applications. (See video)
  • Mac Integration
    • Read, change and write contacts from the Addressbook (new in 3.2)
    • Notify user with User Notifications on Mac OS X 10.8.
    • Query location of a Mac with CoreLocation functions.
    • Set your application’s dock tile icon and badge text.
    • Put your solution into Apple’s Mac App Store and use plugin functions to verify the package receipt.
    • Query printers and their print jobs. Cancel print jobs or send raw printer commands to raw printers, like label printers.
  • Register your own URL Scheme
    • Have your solution start with a click on an email or website and process the URL as you need. Plugin calls a script with the name you define when registering.
  • Query system information
    • Need to know computer name, memory size, serial number, OS Version or something else?
  • Powerful text functions
    • Get/Set text on the clipboard.
    • Remove accents from texts for easier search.
    • Use SoundEx to have searches for Maier also show results for Meyer, Meier and Mayer
  • Utility
    • Use remote control functions to move mouse, perform clicks and press keys.
    • Send and receive notifications from other applications or part of your solution.
    • Start a script now or after some time and pass file name, script name and parameter as texts.
    • Set and Get variables which you can see in all files of your solution.
    • List screens and take screenshot from whole screen or from rectangle.
    • Run AppleScript and WindowsScript scripts in Filemaker.
    • Store global preferences for your solution.

Cost:  Shareware       Features:  Misc, PHP, Script Triggering, SQL       Developers:  Monkeybread Software


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