Troi Automatisering (www.troi.com) has released Troi File Plug-in 8.6 for FileMaker Pro 14. It’s an update of the plug-in for manipulating external files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro.
The new version has improved compatibility with macOS Sierra. It adds a new TrFile_GetIcon function, which gets the icon of a file. It can create icons in sizes varying from 16×16 to 1024×1024 pixels and with double resolution for retina screens.
Troi File Plug-in 8.6 adds a new switch “-CreatePNG” to the TrFile_CreateThumbnail function; this will give as result a thumbnail in the PNG format, with an alpha channel. This means that the thumbnail will have the same transparent areas as the original image. There’s also improved support for PDF/X files, which enables you to determine if a file confirms to the PDF/X standard.
A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.6 is available for downloading at Troi’s website. Licenses cost $99 per user. Developer licenses and multi-user discounts are available.
Troi File Plug-in 8.6 also works with FileMaker Server 12 to 15 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine and WebDirect. To use this, you need to purchase a special cross-platform Server/Web license which costs $449.
Upgrading from version 8.5 is free; version 8.6 works with the same 8.5 registration. Users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-in on or after Nov. 1, 2015, have received a free upgrade to version 8.5.
Upgrades from licenses bought before Nov. 1, 2015, are available from $59 per user. Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on the Troi website.