Troi Automatisering releases Troi Dialog Plug-in 3.5 for FileMaker Pro

Updated cross platform plug-in adds unrivalled flexibility in
creating custom dynamic dialogs in FileMaker Pro.

Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, October 22nd, 2003–Troi
Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of its Troi
Dialog Plug-in 3.5 for FileMaker Pro 6.

What is Troi Dialog Plug-in?

Troi Dialog Plug-in is a very powerful tool for displaying all sorts
of dialogs in FileMaker Pro. The text of the dialog and of the
buttons can be created dynamically by using a calculation. All from
within FileMaker you can:

– show dialogs with variable text and up to 4 buttons
– show an input dialog to let a user input data in up to 9 fields
– choose these input fields to be any of the following: simple text,
password field, popup list or check box
– mix these input field types as you see fit
– pre-enter text into all input fields
– have the results of the dialog put into fields without parsing
– show a list dialog
– show temporary flash screens
– show a progress bar for lengthy operations
– position the dialog box anywhere on the screen
– add a standard icon or your own icons
– set the text for the dialog title bar

Peter Baanen, company president, states: “We’ve gone BIG with this
version. Our users wanted to type more text, so we gave them a big
input dialog in which they can type up to the FileMaker limit. And
while we were at it we improved the existing dialogs too!”

New Features

Troi Dialog Plug-in 3.5 adds these new features:
– added a big input dialog function in which the user can enter a
long text (up to the FileMaker limit of 64000 characters)
– improved the InputDialog function significantly: you can now have
up to 9 input fields!
– added possibility to preload bulleted fields in the InputDialog

Furthermore we improved the list dialog significantly:
– you can now use GetButton and GetInput functions with the list
dialog function
– added possibility to get out of a list dialog by pressing the escape key
– you can now press a letter to select an item beginning with that
letter in the list dialog. If the user presses the same letter again,
the next occurrence is selected. When there are no more occurrences
the first one is selected again
– added possibility to preselect an item from the list in the list
dialog function

Version 3.5 has also a better progress bar function:
– you can now change the time of automatic removal of the progress
bar window, ideal for debugging
– you can use numbers up to 4294967295 in the progress bar function
– on Windows you can now also show a barber pole style dialog

More improvements and fixes:
– the flash dialog can display icons (even your own)
– fixed the tab order of input dialogs on Windows to always run from
top to bottom
– fixed the DoDialog function to retrieve higher ASCIIs correctly
with the GetInput function

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
– create a small list dialog when you have only a little list and a
big one if you have a big list
– control the way users type in data: You can, for example, let them
type more than 10 and less than 40 characters

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi Dialog Plug-in 3.5 is
available for downloading at Troi’s web site at:

Troi Dialog Plug-in 3.5 works with FileMaker Pro 6 and FileMaker Pro
5.x. The plug-in is available for Mac OS version 9.1 through Mac OS
9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher and Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT
4.0 (Service Pack 6), Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

Licenses cost US$ 49 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

Users who bought a license for Troi Dialog Plug-in version 3.x on or
after 1 March 2003 are entitled to a free upgrade. We will email
these registered users a new registration string.
Users who bought a license for version 3.x or earlier before 1 March
2003 will need to upgrade to use the 3.5 version. Upgrading from a
single user license is $19 per user. Upgrade prices for other
licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from
our web site.