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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 4.0 for FileMaker Pro 8.5


New plug-in for FileMaker Pro 8.5 is Vista and Mac OS X native and lets you manage your media, files and folders directly from your databases.


June 5th, 2007, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi File Plug-in 4.0 for FileMaker Pro 8.5.



Windows Vista and Mac OS X compatible


Troi File Plug-in 4.0 runs natively with FileMaker Pro 8.5 and FileMaker Advanced 8.5, but also with FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8.

It is compatible with Windows Vista and is a Universal Plug-in on Mac OS X. The 4.0 release adds 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 adds 4 new functions making a total of 58 powerful functions available. It also improves 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 *and* movie data like width, height, depth and resolution, etc.

- New example file called ManageMedia.fp7. This is a powerful Media Manager for images and 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.

- Improved TrFile_ListFolder: it can now handle folders containing much more than 32000 items!

- 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.



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 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: .

Troi File Plug-in 4.0 works with FileMaker Pro 7, 8 and 8.5. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Developer 7, FileMaker Advanced 8 or FileMaker Advanced 8.5. 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 receive a new registration string this week.


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. For more information, visit our web site at:




Contact information

Diana Budding

Troi Automatisering

Vuurlaan 18

2408 NB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-172-426606,

Fax: +31-172-470539



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