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Reads a PNG file from the file system.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 4.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Files.ReadPNG"; Path { ; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Path The native file system path to the file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.png"
FileName Optional
Optional the file name to use.


Returns container value or error.


Reads a PNG file from the file system.
This function does not verify if the file you ask to load is actually a valid PNG image.
Reading files over 1 GB is not supported.

See also Files.ReadJPEG, Files.ReadPDF, Files.ReadFile, Text.ReadTextFile and RichText.ReadFile.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Read a png file:

Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Files.ReadPNG"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/todo.png")]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 18th October 2016

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