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TroiToFMP(TroiPath, FileOrImage)

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Don Wieland, DW Data Concepts

Converts TROI File Plug-in paths to FMP Paths

Sample Input:
TroiToFMP("Macintosh HD:TestFolder:TestFile.txt", "File")

TroiToFMP("C:\Documents and Settings\TestImage.jpg", "Image")
Sample Output:
filemac:/Macintosh HD/TestFolder/TestFile.txt

imagewin:/C:/Documents and Settings/TestImage.jpg

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Converts TROI File Plug-in paths to FMP Paths. If this path is a FILE or FOLDER, use "file" as the FileOrImage value. If this path is an IMAGE, use "image" as the FileOrImage value.

Takes into consideration MAC and WINDOWS platforms.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


/*Did not work for UNC filepaths on Windows for me. I added the last Substitute to fix it.*/

x = TroiPath;
p=Abs(Get(SystemPlatform)) = 1;
mr=If(a = "File"; "filemac:/"; "imagemac:/") & Substitute(x; ":"; "/");

wr=If(a = "File"; "filewin:/"; "imagewin:/") & Substitute(x; "\\"; "/")


If( p ; mr; (Substitute(wr; "filewin:///"; "filewin://") ) )

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January 17, 2017 6:53pm

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