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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 4.6.2 for FileMaker Pro 10


Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, July 6th, 2009--Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi File Plug-in 4.6.2 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 4.6.2?


Troi File Plug-in 4.6.2 fixes several bugs but also has some new features. It has these main changes:

- Improved Drag and Drop functionality: drag and drop with a renamed window now also works!

- (Mac OS X) Added new switch "-PackageFolderAttr" to the function TrFile_GetFileAttribute: this can be used to determine if a file is a package folder.

- Improved the example files DragAndDrop.fp7 and ManageMedia.fp7 to better handle audio files, like .mp3, .m4a and .mid files. Also DragAndDrop.fp7 makes use of the new "-PackageFolderAttr" switch.

- Improved the TrFile_MetaData function for the switch "-GetMovieDescription": added Current Time (in seconds) to movie description.

- Improved handling of volumes with higher Unicode characters in TrFile_SelectFileDialog and TrFile_SaveFileDialog.

- Fixed a problem with the TrFile_CreateThumbnail and 16-bit images.

- Fixed a bug in the example file RecursiveFolder.fp7. It would stop too soon.

- (Mac OS X) Disabled a default workaround for a bug in the Alias manager. This workaround would lead to a $$-1407 error (errFSNotAFolder) for some functions when users are also using network based home directories.


Troi File Plug-in has several other improvements. More detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in Troi File Plug-in 4.6.2 can be found at: .


All these features and functions also work in a runtime solution. The plug-in adds 61 functions to FileMaker Pro, 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 4.6.2 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: .


Troi File Plug-in 4.6.2 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 4.6.2 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 and 4.6. The 4.6.2 version also works with the 4.5 registration string. Users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-in 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.



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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