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24U SimpleHighlight Plug-In 2.0


Highlight found text Records, Portal Rows, Rectangles with dynamically specified color!
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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 is compatible with the new FileMaker 15 in 32bit architecture.

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
Product support has ended

We are sorry but support for this product has ended and we do not plan releasing any new version at this moment. We can, however, provide paid support or custom build of the plug-in. Let us know if you're interested...

Numbers of seats :

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



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