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Creates a player view.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
AVPlayer 10.2 Yes No No No No
MBS( "AVPlayer.AddView"; AVPlayer; WindowRef; ControlName { ; DX; DY } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
AVPlayer The reference number of the player. $Player
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
ControlName The name of the control on your FileMaker form. For example "mymedia" if you assign this name to a media field. This is not the name of the field in the database! "mymedia"
DX Optional
A delta to move view more to left or right.
DY Optional
A delta to move view more to top or bottom.


Returns OK or error.


Creates a player view.
We create a new player view and use it for the current player to display video data.
Use AVPlayer.Release later to destroy the player and the view.
If you use a register (tab controls) on the window, be aware that the text view actually is in front of the register (tab controls). You may hide the text view if another register is visible.
When creating on a card window, please pass reference to parent window or just 0 for front window. On MacOS you may need to pass delta y value to adjust position.

If you create a control on a new window, you may do window update command in your script first to have FileMaker actually build the window with controls and display it. A short script pause or using FM.RunScriptLater with 0.1 delay can help having all controls draw themselves. Then you can use this command to put our control on top. We use GetControl() to query left, top, width and height and this gives empty value if control is not yet here.

Mac 64-bit only.


Add view to show player:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AVPlayer.AddView"; $$Player; Get(WindowName); "placeholder") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AVPlayer.SetControlsStyle"; $$Player; "Inline" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AVPlayer.SetAutoResizingMask"; $$Player; 4+8 ) ]

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Release notes

  • Version 10.2

Created 12nd March 2020, last changed 12nd March 2020

AVExport.SupportedFileTypes   -   AVPlayer.CloseView

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