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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 4.5.1 for FileMaker Pro 9


Updated plug-in for FileMaker Pro 9 lets you drag and drop files and folders onto a FileMaker file!


July 7th, 2008, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi File Plug-in 4.5.1 for FileMaker Pro 9.


Troi File Plug-in recently added support for drag and drop, GPS and XMP metadata. Troi File Plug-in 4.5.1 is a maintenance release that fixes some reported issues.



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

- get the size on disk, creation and modification dates and much more

- launch and reveal files directly from FileMaker Pro

- manage your images and movies, and read and write IPTC and Exif metadata to JPEG images!



What is new?


This release fixes a few reported issues, most notably a bug in the TrFile_DragAndDrop function when using toolbars.



What was new in version 4.5?


Troi File Plug-in 4.5 added the following functionality, making a total of 60 powerful functions available. It also improved on several functions, adding exciting new possibilities:



*Drag and drop files and folders


You can now drag one or more files or folders on a FileMaker window or even a drop zone. The paths of the dropped items can then be handled by a triggered script, for example to put them in a container field.



*Reveal files and folders


Troi File Plug-in can reveal files and folders in the Finder or Windows Explorer, showing users directly where items are on their disk.



*More metadata support: GPS, XML and timecode data


Troi File Plug-in adds support for reading GPS and XMP metadata in images and also timecode data in movies:

- Get GPS (Global Positioning System) metadata embedded in images. With this you can find the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the image.

- Read XMP metadata, as added for example by Adobe Photoshop.

- Get more extensive movie attributes. Some of the new items are: frames per second, codec name, codec type. And even timecode information, like begin and end timecode, is returned.

- Easily get individual movie attributes, like the duration in seconds of a movie.



*Better Exif metadata support


Troi File Plug-in already could read Exif metadata. From version 4.5 you can now also:

- Read, change and write Exif metadata. For example change the creation date in an image file.

- Get Exif metadata in its original form, for example aperture will be returned as 95/32, instead of 2.96875.

- The plug-in greatly improves the handling of corrupt Exif data and incomplete date/times in Exif metadata.



*Other improvements


Troi File Plug-in has several other improvements. More detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in Troi File Plug-in 4.5.1 can be found at: .


All these features and functions also work in a runtime solution. The plug-in now has 60 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 4.5.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: .


Troi File Plug-in 4.5.1 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 Advanced 9. 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$ 89 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


Registration for version 4.5 also works with version 4.5.1. Product updates from versions bought on or after March 1st, 2007, are FREE: eligible users have been sent a new registration string for the 4.5 version.


Upgrades from licenses bought before March 1st, 2007, are available from US$ 49 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 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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