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Writes images as is into a container.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
GraphicsMagick 9.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "GMImage.WriteToContainer"; ImageRef { ; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
ImageRef The image reference number. 1
FileName Optional
File name to pass to FileMaker with container.


Returns OK or error.


Writes images as is into a container.
Please set type you want with GMImage.SetMagick function.
Similar to other write functions, but allows you to use whatever magick type is set for codec.

This function is similar to our specialized functions GMImage.WriteToBMPContainer, GMImage.WriteToGIFContainer, GMImage.WriteToJPEGContainer, GMImage.WriteToPDFContainer, GMImage.WriteToPNGContainer and GMImage.WriteToTiffContainer, but you can specify the codec to use. Image is compressed and passed to FileMaker with filename. Then FileMaker (or our plugin for older FileMaker versions before 13) can detect the type from filename and generate required previews.


Save an image as PNG:

Set Variable [ $BigImageRef ; Value: MBS("GMImage.NewFromContainer"; Test::BigImage) ]
Set Variable [ $Result ; Value: MBS("GMImage.SetMagick"; $BigImageRef; "PNG") ]
Set Field [ Test::Result ; MBS( "GMImage.WriteToContainer"; $BigImageRef; "test.png" ) ]
Set Variable [ $Error ; Value: MBS("GMImage.Destroy";$BigImageRef) ]

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Created 20th July 2019, last changed 22nd February 2020

GMImage.WriteToBMPContainer   -   GMImage.WriteToFile

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