Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.5.4 for FileMaker Pro 11

Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.5.4 for FileMaker Pro 11.

What is Troi Dialog Plug-in?

Troi Dialog Plug-in is a very powerful tool for displaying all sorts of dialogs in FileMaker Pro 11. The text of the dialog and of the buttons can be created dynamically by using a calculation. All from within FileMaker you can:

  • Show an input dialog to let a user input data in up to 15 fields and up to 4 buttons
  • Choose these input fields to be any of the following: simple text, password field, popup list or check box
  • Show a list dialog or very big text dialog
  • Show temporary flash screens
  • Show a progress bar for lengthy operations
  • Add a standard icon or your own custom icons, now also with transparent PNGs
  • Present a slideshow of images and movies fullscreen

What is new in version 5.5.4?

Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.5.4 is a maintenance release, but also adds a few enhancements:

  • Improved the Dial_ProgressBar function: you can now press the ESC key to stop the dialog, by adding the switch: “-StopOnESC”.
  • (Mac OS X) Improved the the Dial_Dialog function, so that the title is now visible. Note that this change only occurs in FileMaker Pro 11.
  • Added a switch “-TitlesInProgressBarDialogs” to the Dial_SetPreference function. When you set this to “off” the ProgressBar title is set to blank for all subsequent calls of the ProgressBar dialog.
  • (Mac OS X) Fixed a bug in the Dial_Dialog function when running FileMaker Pro 11, where after typing several characters they would end up in the FileMaker file under the dialog.
  • Fixed a bug in the Dial_ProgressBar function, with the handling of blocking alert dialogs that can appear below the ProgressBar Dialog.
  • Fixed a bug with the Dial_InputDialog function and FileMaker Pro 9 where copy and paste did not work.
  • Updated User Guide and Overview.fp7 to reflect the added functionality.

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
  • Control the way users type in data: you can, for example, let them type more than 10 and less than 40 characters
  • Show a slideshow of images selected from a found set, for example all images with water as a keyword
  • Measure time like for a race or the efficiency of 2 differently implemented scripts.

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 5.5.4 is available for downloading at Troi’s web site at:

Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.5.4 works with FileMaker Pro 9, 10 and 11. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 9, 10 or FileMaker Pro Advanced 11. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X and Windows.

On Mac OS X the plug-in runs in Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher (including Mac OS X 10.6 and OS X 10.7 Lion). The plug-in also runs on Windows Vista or Windows 7. QuickTime 7 or later is needed for the Dial_PresentImage() function.

Licenses cost US$ 59 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user packs can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.
Upgrade Information

Upgrading to version 5.5.4 is free for all users of version 5.5.x. Troi Dialog Plug-in v5.5.4 works with the same 5.5 registration string.

Users who bought a license for Troi Dialog Plug-in on or after February 1st, 2008 are still entitled to a free upgrade. We have emailed these registered users a new registration string in March 2010.

Upgrades from licenses bought before February 1st, 2008 are available from US$ 29 per user. 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:
Contact information

D. Budding
Troi Automatisering