Nickenich, Germany - (March 6th, 2018) -- MonkeyBread Software today is
pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1 for macOS, iOS, Linux and
Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful
plugin currently available for FileMaker Pro. As the leading database
management solution for Windows, macOS, iOS and the web, the FileMaker Pro
Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can
easily extend the feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1 has
been updated and now includes over 5100 different functions, and the versatile
plugin has gained more new functions:

For years the MBS Plugin offers functions to create a drop area on MacOS. The
new version adds support for Windows platform, so you can now use this feature
cross platform. You define an area in your layout with a nice picture, e.g.
with a drop here message. The user can than drag files from other applications
and drop them on your area and trigger your script, which decides what to do
with the files. We already supported promised drags on MacOS for files, which
are only created on demand when the plugin accepts them. Now on Windows we
support file descriptors, which allows to accept drags of virtual files. For
example Outlook does provides email attachments on the fly without a temporary
file and you can add them to a container field easily.

For MacOS, if you use our syntax highlighting features, you may enjoy a new
one. For the database design dialog, the MBS Plugin now optionally adds a
search field in the tables and fields lists. You can type a partial text and
the plugin searches the list of fields/tables for this text to jump to the
line of interest. With pressing return key you can jump to the next place as
needed. For huge scripts we now skip variable checking or if/loop block
highlighting to improve performance. If you have a Macbook Pro with TouchBar,
you can optionally block ESC key and require pressing Option-ESC to trigger
ESC and avoid custom function dialog and other dialogs to close too easily.

Our new XML.Validate function can validate a XML document against a given XML
schema. The new XML.SetPathXML function allows to add an XML to an existing
XML document at a given position.

The new WebView.CreateOnPopover function allows to create a WebKit 1.x web
viewer on a popover for MacOS. This allows several web viewers on a popover
which can be controlled in detail with our plugin functions.

For ImageCapture's scanner panel we got a new close script trigger, so you get
notified when the user closes the window. For ImageCapture.OpenDevice we got a
timeout to not block your solution.

The PHP integration in MBS Plugin got an upgrade with new error messages for
execution failures.

Our Java loading code has been updated for version 9 of the Java Runtime
Environment. You can now use all Java versions from 1.4 to version 9.

Enjoy new barcode options, better email sending, SQL.InsertOrUpdateRecords
with multiple primary keys, improved support for connections to SQL Anywhere
servers, dictionaries and quick lists with custom identifiers. We prepared for
the next FileMaker version and improved CURL.SetupAWS function for Amazon S3
and Dell ECS.

Finally we updated the CURL library to version 7.58.1, DynaPDF to version, LibXL to version 3.8.2, SQLite to version 3.22.0, the JPEG library
to version 9c and LibTiff to version 4.0.9 including support for BigTiff

See release notes for a complete list of changes:

More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 500
example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.6 or later, including macOS 10.13
* Windows XP and newer, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
* FileMaker Cloud (64-bit Linux)
* FileMaker Pro 9 to 16
* FileMaker iOS SDK 16

Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin is available directly from the MonkeyBread website
with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). Not all functions are available
in all platforms, please check specifications. The plugin can be used
without license as trial.

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Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a
privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread
Software focuses on the Macintosh, Linux and Windows platforms. With over
fifteen years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing
unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer

Copyright 2000-2018 Christian Schmitz Software GmbH.
MonkeyBread Software is a registered trademark of Christian Schmitz,
Nickenich. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo are registered
trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.
FileMaker Pro and FileMaker are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. Other
trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their
respective owners.

Christian Schmitz 
Monkeybread Software

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