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Installs the backdrop window.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Backdrop 2.1 Yes No No No No
MBS( "Backdrop.Install"; Color { ; HideDesktop } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Color The color in RGB separated by comma. Range of color components is from 0 (no color) to 255 (maximum color). 255,0,0
HideDesktop Optional
Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.2 or newer.
Whether to move window to hide all icons on desktop.
Default 0.


Installs the backdrop window.
With 8.2 plugin, you can pass 1 for HideDesktop parameter to move the window just above the desktop icons, so all windows of all apps can be in front of that shield window.


Install backdrop:

MBS("Backdrop.Install"; "255,127,127")

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 9th March 2018

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