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Returns the most important properties of a field.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
DynaPDF 4.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "DynaPDF.GetField"; PDF; Field; Selector )   More

(old name: DynaPDF.GetFieldEx)


Parameter Description Example value
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
Field The field index or field name. "FirstName"
Selector What value to query. Can be Deleted, BBox, FieldType, GroupType, Handle, BackColor, BackColorSP, BorderColor, BorderColorSP, BorderStyle, BorderWidth, CharSpacing, Checked, CheckBoxChar, DefState, DefValue, EditFont, ExpValueCount, BorderColor, FieldFlags, FieldFont, FontSize, FieldName, HighlightMode, IsCalcField, MapName, MaxLen, KidCount, PageNum, Rotate, TextAlign, TextColor, TextColorSP, TextScaling, ToolTip, UniqueName, Value, WordSpacing, Parent or Kids.

Added ModDate, CaptionPos, DownCaption, DownImage, RollCaption, RollImage, UpCaption, UpImage, Action and ActionType for version 9.0.


Returns field handle or error.


Returns the most important properties of a field.
Field handles are simple array indexes into the field array of the global AcroForm object. To enumerate all fields of a document execute the function in a loop from 0 though DynaPDF.GetFieldCount-1.
See GetFieldEx function in DynaPDF help file for details.

See also GetFieldEx function in DynaPDF manual.


Query bounding box of field:

MBS( "DynaPDF.GetField"; $pdf; "FirstName"; "BBox" )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 10th December 2018

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