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Sets an option.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
PrintDialog 6.2 Yes No No No No
MBS( "PrintDialog.SetOption"; Key; Value { ; Type } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Key The key to use. "com_apple_print_PrintSettings_PMCopies"
Value The value to use.
Depending on data type, the plugin will pass a number or a text.
Type Optional
Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.2 or newer.
The type of data to add.
Default is empty to use type of value passed. So text or number type would be picked automatically.
Valid values for type are text, number, integer and text.
Integer is for integer numbers while number is for floating numbers.


Returns OK or error.


Sets an option.
You can use PrintDialog.GetLastSettings after printing to query XML with all settings and pick keys and values.


Set copies to 3 via options:

MBS("PrintDialog.SetOption"; "com_apple_print_PrintSettings_PMCopies"; 3)

Set border to double hairline:

MBS("PrintDialog.SetOption"; "com_apple_print_PrintSettings_PMBorderType"; 2)

Set border to single hairline:

MBS("PrintDialog.SetOption"; "com_apple_print_PrintSettings_PMBorderType"; 1)

Set duplex binding:

MBS("PrintDialog.SetOption"; "com_apple_print_PrintSettings_PMDuplexing"; 2) &
MBS("PrintDialog.SetOption"; "DuplexBindingEdge"; 2)

Set input slot and output bin:

MBS("PrintDialog.SetOption"; "InputSlot"; "4Tray") &
MBS("PrintDialog.SetOption"; "OutputBin"; "MailBoxBin7")
# those keys and values are print driver dependent and hand picked from configuration XML.

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Release notes

Created 30th April 2016, last changed 14th March 2019

PrintDialog.SetNoDialog   -   PrintDialog.SetPageNumberingOffset

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