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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Dialog Plug-in 5 for FileMaker Pro 9


New dialog plug-in for FileMaker Pro 9 extends input capabilities and lets you present slideshows.


Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, February 13th, 2008--Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi Dialog Plug-in 5 for FileMaker Pro 9.



Shows slideshows and more inputs


Troi Dialog Plug-in 5 is the new version of our flexible dialog showing plug-in, and can now present images and movies fullscreen. It also sports an improved Input Dialog which can have up to 15 inputs!



What is Troi Dialog Plug-in?


Troi Dialog Plug-in is a very powerful tool for displaying all sorts of dialogs in FileMaker Pro 9. The text of the dialog and of the buttons can be created dynamically by using a calculation. All from within FileMaker you can:

- show dialogs with variable text and up to 4 buttons

- show an input dialog to let a user input data in up to 15 fields

- choose these input fields to be any of the following: simple text, password field, popup list or check box

- show a list dialog or big text dialog

- show temporary flash screens

- show a progress bar for lengthy operations

- position the dialog box anywhere on the screen

- add a standard icon or your own icons

- present images and movies fullscreen



What is new in version 5?


Troi Dialog Plug-in 5 has these new features and changes:

- An improved InputDialog function: you can now use up to 15 input items!

- A new PresentImage function, which can show a full screen slideshow of images and movies.

- A new high precision Dial_GetCurrentTimestamp function, which returns the current date and time, including the fractions of a second.

- Added compatibility with Windows Vista.

- Improved compatibility with Leopard.

- Several bugs and smaller issues are fixed.


Peter Baanen, company president, states: "Troi Dialog Plug-in 5 adds the great new features users have been asking for. But I'm even more exited about the extensive PresentImage function, as it makes stunning slideshows from FileMaker Pro 9 finally possible."



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

- create a small list dialog when you have only a little list and a big one if you have a big list

- 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 finishing times in a race

- measure with accuracy 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 is available for downloading at Troi's web site at: .


Troi Dialog Plug-in 5 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 Pro Advanced 9. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X and Windows.


On Mac OS X the plug-in runs in Mac OS X 10.4.5 or higher. The plug-in also runs on Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista. 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


Product updates from earlier versions, bought on or after February 1st, 2007, are FREE: eligible users will receive a new registration string today. Contact us if you have not received yours. Upgrades from licenses bought before February 1st, 2007, 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.



Ten years of FileMaker plug-ins!


This plug-in release marks the 10th anniversary of FileMaker plug-ins! Troi Automatisering has been releasing plug-ins since January 1998.


The first FileMaker plug-in to be publicly released was Troi FM Plug-in 1.0b3, on January 7th,1998. Troi Dialog Plug-in 5 is a direct descendant of this plug-in. You can read our *old* press release for Troi FM Plug-in 1.0b3 here:




We'd like to thank all our customers for their continued support and feedback! We hope to keep making great plug-ins, that extend the possibilities of FileMaker!



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

Vuurlaan 18

2408 NB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-172-426606



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