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Prints the current web view 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 )   More


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"


Returns OK or error.


Prints the current web view 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. Works in FileMaker 16 or later, when using a Web Viewer created using WebView.Create.

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.


Create PDF and import it:

Set Variable [ $path ; Value: MBS( "Folders.UserDesktop" ) ]
Set Variable [ $path ; Value: MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; $path; "test.pdf" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "WebView.PrintToFile"; $$web; $path ) ]
Set Field [ Own WebView::Container ; MBS( "Files.ReadPDF"; $path) ]

See also

Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 6th May 2020

WebView.PrintPreview   -   WebView.Release

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