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Sets the initial directory.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
FileDialog 2.7 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; path )   More


Parameter Description Example value
path The new path. "/Users/Shared"


Returns OK.


Sets the initial directory.
The path argument must be an absolute native path.
Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required.


Sets path on Mac:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "/Users/cs/Desktop" )

Set path with space inside:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/Test Folder")

Sets path on Mac with extra volume:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "/Volumes/Daten/Test Folder/Images" )

Sets path on Windows:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "d:\Test Daten\Bilder" )

See also

Example Databases

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 18th August 2014

FileDialog.SetFilter   -   FileDialog.SetMessage

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