Dracoventions News

Dialogs Unlimited Beta Includes 60 New Features and Fixes

June 17, 2010

Valley Village, CA - Dracoventions announces the release of a major new version of Dialogs Unlimited with 60 new features and fixes. This FileMaker Pro plug-in allows the easy creation of dialog boxes containing an unlimited number of controls including stylized text, buttons, fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, and so on. Dialog controls automatically arrange themselves to look great or you have the freedom to adjust size, margins, line breaks, and so on. A public beta version is available for immediate download at dialog.dracoventions.com for both Macintosh and Windows.

New Features

- New controls:
Radio buttons, password fields, and large, multi-line text input fields.

- Easy dialogs:
Now each control requires only two parameters - the control type and the text it should display.

- Automatic layout:
Add as many controls as you like and they'll automatically align, size, line-break, and position themselves according to Apple and Microsoft Human Interface Guidelines.

- Increased flexibility:
There are now 80 optional named parameters to adjust the size, margins, alignment, and position of controls or dialogs - even group controls to move together or become equal in size.

- Easy results:
Save control results to 2empowerFM variables or get results by referring to the control's text label.

- Easy documentation:
New, 73-page documentation gets you started quickly with step-by-step examples. A second section demonstrates all sorts of advanced features.

- Screen scaling support:
Now includes full support for Windows DPI scaling on modern, high resolution displays. Our dialog controls won't cut off text or display off center like other plug-ins do when users scale up their fonts and controls.

More Features

- Floating dialogs:
Create multiple floating dialogs with instructions, links to more information, or buttons that launch scripts.

- Stylized text:
Use stylized text in your dialogs with custom fonts, bold, italic, color, bullet lists, and so on.

- Pop-up menus:
Include multi-level pop up menus.

- Keyboard shortcuts:
Add keyboard shortcuts that press buttons and toggle checkboxes.

- Progress bar:
A special progress bar dialog can tell users how much longer your script will take.

Pricing and Availability

Dialogs Unlimited is available immediately at dialog.dracoventions.com.

This is a free upgrade for those who purchased a license within the last year. Dialogs Unlimited starts at $59 for a single user. Other plug-ins in the 2empowerFM family start at $19 and some are absolutely free. All prices subject to change without notice.

Server and Developer licenses are also available. Fully functional, 30-day demo copies can be downloaded with no sign-up required.