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Sets the image to be shown in the drop area.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
DragDrop 2.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "DragDrop.SetImage"; droparea; image )   More


Parameter Description Example
droparea The reference ID for this drop area. Use functions like DragDrop.CreateWithControl to create a drop area. $dropHandle
image the image to use.
For best results, pass a container value with a PNG image.


Returns "OK" on success.


Sets the image to be shown in the drop area.
Currently not working right in FileMaker 13. Better just put image in layout where you plan to put the drag area.

Added Windows support for MBS Plugin 8.1. Please use picture without alpha channel.
Image is scaled to viewing area, so best make sure you have exactly two times the pixels in the image relative to size of the control.


Put a picture on drop area:

Set Variable [$result; Value:MBS( "DragDrop.SetImage"; $dropview; DragTest::img )]

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 17th December 2020

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