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24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In 2.0

Highlight found text
Records, Portal Rows, Rectangles
with dynamically specified color!

  Mac OS XWindows        Download   Buy

24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In is a sample FileMaker Pro plug-in project based on 24U FM Template. Its purpose is to highlight text and rectangular areas with a user-defined color. The version 2.0 newly also generates pictures from numeric data.

24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In was created thanks to the collaboration of 24U Software and New Millennium Communications, Inc. A copy of 24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In was distributed with FileMaker Developer 7 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 8.0.

24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In is now both open source and shareware! A complete commented source code for limited free functionality is distributed with the plug-in, while additional advanced features can be unlocked for a fee after 14-day trial period. Registration is not required to use the free functions.

24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In implements two color highlighting functions:

  • X24uL_Highlight finds all occurrences of a search string in a text and highlights them with color and/or style as defined either in Preferences or via function parameters. Previous formatting of the text is preserved.
  • X24uL_SolidColor generates a color rectangle using color, and optionally also opacity, specified in the function parameters. The resulting image can be placed directly into a container field via the plug-in.

What is new in the version 2.0:

  • Full featured shareware product with open-source functions
  • Universal Binary - runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel based Macs
  • Works with FileMaker Pro 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 10
  • Draws color rectangles in container based on numeric data (paid)
  • Genarates images from FileMaker Pro calculations (paid)
  • Retrieves color information from a picture (paid)

Primary features:

  • Highlights occurrences of search string in text (free)
  • Preserves original formatting of every single character (free)
  • Fills rectangular area with a color, optionally transparent (free)
  • Returns container type data (free)
  • Draws color rectangles in container fields based on numeric data (paid)
  • Genarates images from FileMaker Pro calculations (paid)
  • Retrieves color information from a picture (paid)
  • Commented C++ source code included for free functions
  • Project for Visual Studio .NET 2003 and XCode 2.3
  • Bonus sample C++ functions for container data generation

FileMaker External Function Plug-In API is not included. You can get it with the FileMaker Pro Advanced product from FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker Pro Compatibility:
Minimum requirements:
  • Power Macintosh G3 with Mac OS 10.4 and FileMaker Pro 7
  • Intel Macintosh with Mac OS 10.4 and FileMaker Pro 8.5
  • Pentium PC 300MHz with Windows 2000, and FileMaker Pro 7

Type: shareware

Sample uses

Some possibilities of using 24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In are demonstrated in the following example:

Other 24U plug-ins:
24U SimpleDialog Plug-In
24U SimpleHelp Plug-In
24U SimpleSound Plug-In
24U Preferences+Globals Plug-In
24U Transcoding Plug-In
24U FM Template

Item   Language   License (Click here for License Guide)   Users   Price
  24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In v2   English       $  
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Item   Notes   Files
24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In 2.0   FM Pro 7 - 11, Mac OS X   24uSimpleHighlightPlugIn20.dmg
    FM Pro 7 - 11, Windows   24uSimpleHighlightPlugIn20.zip
24U BarGraph Example 1.0   Mac OS X, Windows, 276 KB, freeware   24uBarGraphExample10.zip