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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.1 for FileMaker Pro 10


Updated dialog plug-in for FileMaker Pro 10 extends input capabilities and lets you present slideshows.


Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, January 14th, 2009--Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.1 for FileMaker Pro 10.



What is Troi Dialog Plug-in?


Troi Dialog Plug-in is a very powerful tool for displaying all sorts of dialogs in FileMaker Pro 10. 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

-present slideshow of images and movies fullscreen



What is new in version 5.1?


Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.1 is a maintenance update for FileMaker 10. It has these fixes and new features:

-Compatible with FileMaker Pro 10

-Updated example files and documentation for FileMaker 10.

-Added new Dial_VersionAutoUpdate function. The Dial_VersionAutoUpdate function is part of an emerging standard for FileMaker plug-ins of third party vendors of plug-ins. The version number is returned in the format aabbccdd where every letter represents a digit of the level, so versions can be easily compared.

-Fixed a bug in the Dial_PresentImage function where error text would be displayed in a very small window.

-Fixed several little cosmetic issues.



New features introduced in version 5.0


Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.1 has the same features as version 5.0, which added these new features:

-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.



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 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 5.1 is available for downloading at Troi's web site at: .

Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.1 works with FileMaker Pro 8.x, 9 and 10. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 8.x, 9 or FileMaker Pro Advanced 10. 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


The update is free for all users of version 5. The 5.1 version works with the 5.0 registration string.


Users who bought a license for Troi Dialog Plug-in version 4.5 on or after February 1st, 2007 are entitled to a free upgrade. We have emailed these registered users a new registration string in February 2008. Please email us if you have not received a new registration string.

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.



FileMaker Pro 10 compatibility and other Troi Plug-ins


As for our other plug-ins compatibility we have good news: in our preliminary testing we have found no major issues with our current plug-ins. We are continuing our testing and plan to release updates of our plug-ins to fix minor and cosmetic issues. You can find more information on our FileMaker Pro 10 Compatibility page, here:




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  


D. Budding

Troi Automatisering

Vuurlaan 18

2408 NB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-172-426606



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