PrinterSwitch 2: Integration in runtime solutions

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Runtime solutions

If you have a Developer version of the PrinterSwitch plug-in, one of the special features is that it allows you to generate PDFs from runtime solutions, a feature that standard FileMaker runtime solutions do not offer.

Integration in MacOS X runtime solutions

All you need to do is include the myFMbutler PrinterSwitch plug-in in the Extensions folder of your runtime solution. NOTE: At least one printer needs to be installed, for PrinterSwitch to operate correctly.

Integration in Windows runtime solutions

If you don’t require the PDF functionality, as of version 1.6 all you need to do is include the myFMbutler PrinterSwitch plug-in in the Extensions folder of your runtime solution. if you need to use the myFMbutler PDF driver that we include with our plug-in, Windows setup is a little more complicated.


There are two options to do this:

1° Contact us for a custom runtime installer

A custom installer can be provided free of charge, as part of a Developer license. All you need to do is provide us with the path name to where your runtime solution will be installed - this will typically be something like:

Program Files\yourManufacturerName\yourRuntimeName\Extensions

You’ll receive an installer file together with a batch file that you can call from your own installer. This batch file will make sure the myFMbutler PrinterSwitch PDF printer gets installed, and the necessary registry entries are created.

2° Include all PrinterSwitch components in your own runtime installer

This may be an option if the path to your solution needs to be variable. First of all, you need to include 2 components in the Extensions folder of your runtime:

  • the PrinterSwitch plug-in itself
  • a folder ‘myFMbutler’ , containing the PDF printer driver components (this folder has been installed by the standard installer in your FileMaker Extensions)

At the end of your runtime installation process, make sure to run the batch file at

yourRuntimeName\Extensions\myFMbutler\Install.bat (for 32-bit versions of Windows)

or

yourRuntimeName\Extensions\myFMbutler\Install64.bat (for 64-bit versions of Windows)

These batch files will make sure the myFMbutler PrinterSwitch PDF printer gets installed, and the necessary registry entries are created.

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