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Installs the backdrop window.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Backdrop 2.1 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Backdrop.Install"; Color { ; HideDesktop } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Color The color in RGB separated by comma. Range of color components is from 0 (no color) to 255 (maximum color). 255,0,0
HideDesktop Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.2 or newer.
Whether to move window to hide all icons on desktop.
Default 0.
0 Optional


Installs the backdrop window.
With 8.2 plugin, you can pass 1 for HideDesktop parameter to move the window just above the desktop icons, so all windows of all apps can be in front of that shield window.


Install backdrop:

MBS("Backdrop.Install"; "255,127,127")

Release notes

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 9th March 2018

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