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Activates the window.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Window 2.8 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "Window.Activate"; WindowRef )   More


Parameter Description Example value
WindowRef Window Reference is the unique OS level window ID. You can obtain this by using the Window.FindByTitle or Window.FindByIndex functions. Pass zero to access the frontmost window. 0


Returns OK on success.


Activates the window.
This function does more than just show. if the window has been minimized, it will restore it. Also the window is moved to front and made the current window for keyboard input.

Sadly windows limits which windows can go to front, so some windows may not come to front unless they are clicked on.

As activation can be asynchronously, the window may activate later, e.g. in a script pause or at the end of the script.

Use MBS( "Process.SetFrontMost" ) to move the whole app to the front.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 29th March 2019

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