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Shows the scrollbars in a FileMaker window.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Window 2.4 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "Window.ShowScrollbars"; 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.


Shows the scrollbars in a FileMaker window.
Tries to reverse HideScrollbars call.
Works fine with FileMaker 11/12 on Mac and Windows. Also works with FileMaker 10 on Windows (but not on Mac).

Disabled for FileMaker 16, so it returns only an error.


Looks up window reference for the window named test and shows scrollbars there:

MBS("Window.ShowScrollbars"; MBS("Window.FindByTitle"; "test"))

See also

Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 11st May 2017

Window.ShowOverlay   -   Window.ShowTableViewDialog

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