You must purchase the Developer Edition for $400 to get the scoop on plugins and the APIs. This also lets you create unlimited license runtimes of your databases. In the package, you get full Mac and Windows versions of FM 4, as well as Home Page, and even CodeWarrior Lite. It's a bargain. I've looked at the examples in there, and even though I've never programmed in C or done a plug in, it looks very complete, and nice, with several examples of plugins and templates for plugins. The examples and headers and everything are in codewarrior, I can't judge how well they could be used in FB, because I'm lacking knowledge of C headers, etc. Besides C, there is also support for Java Class stuff, whatever that is. I'm basically a one-trick pony when it comes to mac programming (FB), so I can't be of much more help. I would include one of the header files here, but it is copyrighted, and the code is licensed, not given, so I don't feel it's the RIGHT THING TO DO. But if anyone has specific questions about what is in there, maybe I can answer them. "Pierre A. Zippi" wrote: > > Sylvain Guillemette wrote: > > Has someone here ever tried making plugins for FileMaker ? > > > > I would really like to know more about it. > > > > Unfortunately, i have to purchase FileMaker to get the docs. > > At my (possibly) future job, everything in the office is > > built around FileMaker. > > > > Any help or feedbacks would be very appreciated. > > Count me as interested in this topic too! > I use FileMaker to process, store and retrieve huge volumes of various > fossil/geologic data. Then I must export the found data set as text and run > another application to view the custom data display, etc. It would be great > if FB could be used to create a FM plug-in so that this process could be streamlined. I usually use the clipboard combined with Apple Events (which are well supported by FM) to do this. I put stuff in the clipboard, then have FM call my FB app, then have the app get the stuff out of the clipboard.