Topics   All   Mac OS X (Only)   Windows (Only)   Linux (Only, Not)   iOS (Only, Not)  
Components   Crossplatform Mac & Win   Server   Client   Old   Guides   Examples
New in version: 7.5   8.0   8.1   8.2   8.3   8.4   8.5   9.0   9.1   9.2    Statistic  


Loads a given native library.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Process 6.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Process.LoadLibrary"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Path The native path to the library. "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\dynapdf64.dll"


Returns OK or error.


Loads a given native library.
This can be used to resolve dependencies with libraries in various places.
This should work with .dll files on Windows, .dylib files on macOS and .so files on Linux.

Windows error 193 means that 64-bit FileMaker tried to load 32-bit library or 32-bit FileMaker tried to load 64-bit library. The bit level must match between app and library. For Mac OS X the error message will tell you about wrong architecture.

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.

See also

Blog Entries

Created 8th November 2016, last changed 14th August 2017

Process.KeepFrontMost   -   Process.SetCurrentDirectory

Feedback: Report problem or ask question.

MBS FileMaker blog