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Takes a screenshot of the screen indicated by the "ScreenID" parameter.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Screenshot 1.0 Yes Yes Yes No No
MBS( "Screenshot"; ScreenID; Format; Quality; Filename )   More


Parameter Description Example value
ScreenID Zero Based index of the screens. If blank "0" is assumed 0
Format The format of the file (currently only JPEG is supported) JPEG
Quality The quality of the image. From 0 to 100. 80
Filename The desired file name.
The image is not written to disk. This file name is just added to the container for later export.


Returns the image as a container value so you can assign it to a container.


Takes a screenshot of the screen indicated by the "ScreenID" parameter.
Use "Set Field" to set the result of this function into any container field. On PCs only the main monitor is supported, screen id 0.
Updated for Mac OS X 10.7 in plugin version 2.5.

Returns the image as container value, so you can assign it to a container field or save to disk with Container.WriteFile function.


Capture screen as JPEG:

ScreenID = 0;
Format = "JPEG";
Quality = 512;
Filename = "MyCoolFile"
ScreenID ;
Format ;
Quality ;

Put screenshot in field:

Set Variable [ $screenshot ; Value: MBS("Screenshot"; 0; "jpeg"; 90) ]
Set Field [ Contacts::Photo Container ; $screenshot ]

See also

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 26th April 2019

Screen.Width   -   ScreenshotRect

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