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Acquires a picture.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Twain 3.1 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "Twain.Acquire" { ; Modal; ShowUI; BringWindowToFront } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Modal Optional
Whether to run the process modal. Default is 0 for running non modal.
Ignored in most cases.
ShowUI Optional
Whether to show the dialog. Pass 1 to show dialog or 0 to not show it. Default is 1.
BringWindowToFront Optional
For Windows only a flag.
Pass 1 to have the plugin watch for new windows and bring them to front and avoid them showing behind FileMaker’s windows.
Default 0.


Returns OK or the Twain error code.


Acquires a picture.
The acquire process will go asynchronously. You can define a script with Twain.SetNotificationScript to be called when transfers are done. If you acquire without UI, you can make script pause to let the acquire work and check with Twain.GetImageCount function whether images have been received.
Even when using no UI, you can pass Modal = 1 to have the plugin transfer the image right after acquire without waiting for an event from twain driver.


Acquire with UI, window to front and modal:

MBS( "Twain.Acquire"; 1; 1; 1)

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 9th May 2017

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