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MapView.CreateWithControl

Creates a new map view on the given window covering the area of the given control.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
MapView 9.0 Yes No No No Yes
MBS( "MapView.CreateWithControl"; WindowRef; ControlName { ; DX; DY } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
WindowRef Window Reference is the unique OS level window ID. You can obtain this by using the Window.FindByTitle or Window.FindByIndex functions. Pass zero to access the frontmost window. 0
ControlName The name of the control on your FileMaker form. For example "mymedia" if you assign this name to a media field. This is not the name of the field in the database! "mymedia"
DX Optional
A delta to move drop area more to left or right.
0
DY Optional
A delta to move drop area more to top or bottom.
0

Result

Returns map view reference number or error.

Description

Creates a new map view on the given window covering the area of the given control.
Use MapView.Release later to destroy the image view.

If you use a register (tab controls) on the window, be aware that the image view actually is in front of the register (tab controls). So you need to check in the script which register page is current and should show what image view. Or by a trigger you turn the visibility on and off.

Image view reference numbers are starting at 78000 and counting up for each new map view.

Not supported for MacOS 32-bit.
Does not work for WebDirect.

When creating on a card window, please pass reference to parent window or just 0 for front window. On MacOS you may need to pass delta y value to adjust position.

If you create a control on a new window, you may do window update command in your script first to have FileMaker actually build the window with controls and display it. A short script pause can help having all controls draw themselves. Then you can use this command to put our control on top.

See also

Example Databases

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Release notes

Created 14th January 2019, last changed 19th September 2019


MapView.Annotations   -   MapView.CreateWithSize

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