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Socket.Peek

Peeks bytes from socket and returns them as text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Socket 3.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Socket.Peek"; SocketID; length { ; Encoding } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
SocketID The socket ID received by Socket.Connect function. $sock
length Maximum number of bytes to read. 10
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is native. This function can also handle UTF-16 as well as UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE for little/big endian byte order.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.
UTF8

Result

Returns text or error message.

Description

Peeks bytes from socket and returns them as text.
The text returned may be shorter than length bytes.

Examples

Read up to 8 bytes and decode them from Windows text encoding into FileMaker:

$value = MBS( "Socket.Read"; $sock; 8; "windows" )

See also

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 12nd November 2015


Socket.NewUDPSocket   -   Socket.PeekAll

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