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WebView.PrintToFile

Prints the current webview content to PDF file.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
WebView 4.0 Yes No No No No

MBS( "WebView.PrintToFile"; WebViewerRef; Path )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.
Path Native file path where to save PDF. "/tmp/test.pdf"

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Prints the current webview content to PDF file.
You can get/set some parameters on Mac OS X using the WebView.GetPrintParameter/WebView.SetPrintParameter functions.
Especially you can control whether to print background or not.

If needed you can import this PDF file with Files.ReadPDF into a container file.
See also WebView.RenderPDF.

Not supported for WebKit 2.x (FileMaker 16 Mac). We tried it, but as of macOS 10.12.4 we only get damaged files, crashes or white pages.

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.

See also

Example Databases


WebView.PrintPreview   -   WebView.Release

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