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The function activates a device color space in the graphics state.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
DynaPDF 3.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; PDF; Value )   More


Parameter Description Example value
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
Value The new colorspace. Can be DeviceRGB, DeviceCMYK or DeviceGray. "DeviceGray"


Returns OK on success or error message.


The function activates a device color space in the graphics state.
All color values must be defined in the current color space. Images or EMF graphics are automatically converted to the current color space. The default color conversion rules can be modified with the function DynaPDF.SetGStateFlags.
Extended color spaces can be set with DynaPDF.SetExtColorSpace, DynaPDF.SetExtFillColorSpace, and DynaPDF.SetExtStrokeColorSpace.
See also DynaPDF.GetColorSpace.

See also SetColorSpace function in DynaPDF manual.


Set to RGB:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $PDF; "DeviceRGB" )

Set to CMYK:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $PDF; "DeviceCMYK" )

Write in CMYK:

# switch to CMYK
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $pdf; "DeviceCMYK" )]
# set color to Cyan
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $pdf; 1; 0; 0; 0)]
# Write some text
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; $x; "Some cyan text")]
# now switch back to RGB
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $pdf; "DeviceRGB" )]

See also

Example Databases

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 12nd November 2018

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