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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 4.6 for FileMaker Pro 10


Updated file manipulation plug-in for FileMaker Pro 10 adds server-side and web-engine functionality.


Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, January 29th, 2009--Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi File Plug-in 4.6 for FileMaker Pro 10.



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 in version 4.6?


Troi File Plug-in 4.6 fixes several bugs but also has some new features. It has these main changes:


New features

- Compatible with FileMaker Pro 10.

- Troi File plug-in is now compatible to run under FileMaker Server: it can run as a server-side plug-in or as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine when using FileMaker Server.

- Added new TrFile_VersionAutoUpdate function, which 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.


Bug fixes

- Improved Drag and Drop functionality: triggering is now more safe, eliminating a possible crash. Also fixed a bug with Drag and Drop functionality using a FileMaker file that is hosted on a FileMaker server: drag and drop now works more reliable.

- Fixed a bug in TrFile_SetContents and TrFile_AppendContents: when writing text which contains lots of Unicode characters that require more than two UTF-8 characters, the text is now written out completely.

- Improved the handling of Unicode paths.

- Bug fixes in several other functions: TrFile_MountDisk, TrFile_MetaData, TrFile_DiskInfo, TrFile_CreateThumbnail, TrFile_Substitute, TrFile_GetFileAttribute and TrFile_SetFileAttribute.


Graphic improvements

- Tested with FileMaker Pro 10 and tweaked several little (graphic) issues.

- Adapted example file DragAndDrop.fp7, to take into account that the status area in FileMaker Pro 10 is no longer at the left. This caused the custom drag and drop rectangle to be drawn at the wrong location.


Improved example files and documentation

- Improved the example files DragAndDrop.fp7 and ManageMedia.fp7 to better handle network paths, and PDFs.

- Improved the MoveFolder.fp7 example.

- Added the switch "-GetXMP" to the documentation of the TrFile_Metadata function.


Troi File Plug-in has several other improvements. More detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in Troi File Plug-in 4.6 can be found at: .


All these features and functions also work in a runtime solution. The plug-in now has 61 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 4.6 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: .


Troi File Plug-in 4.6 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 10.4.5 or higher, Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and Windows Vista.

QuickTime 7 or later is needed for some image related functions.


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.



FileMaker Server requirements


Troi File Plug-in 4.6 now also works with FileMaker Server 9 or FileMaker Server 10 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine. To use this, you need to purchase a special cross-platform Server/Web license which costs US$ 399.


We have prepared extensive information on how to install and use Troi Plug-ins as a server-side and web-side plug-in on this web page:




Upgrade information


The update is free for all users of version 4.5. The 4.6 version works with the 4.5 registration string. Users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-in version on or after March 1st, 2007 are entitled to a free upgrade. We have emailed these registered users a new registration string in June 2008. Please email us if you have not received a new registration string.


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.



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 and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:




Contact information

D. Budding

Troi Automatisering

Boliviastraat 11

2408 MX Alphen aan den Rijn

The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-172-426606



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