Components All New MacOS Windows Linux iOS
Examples Mac & Win Server Client Guides Statistic FMM Blog Deprecated Old


Writes a container value to the file.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
BinaryFile 7.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "BinaryFile.WriteContainer"; BinaryFileRef; Container )   More


Parameter Description Example
BinaryFileRef The reference number for the open file. $FH
Container The container value to write. MyTable::MyImage


Returns number of bytes written or error.


Writes a container value to the file.
Useful if your file should contain a picture or PDF file.


Write container to file:

Set Variable [ $fh ; Value: MBS( "BinaryFile.Create"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/output.pdf" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "BinaryFile.WriteContainer"; $fh; test::ContainerField) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "BinaryFile.Close"; $fh) ]

See also

Release notes

Blog Entries

This function checks for a license.

Created 12nd June 2017, last changed 10th May 2023

BinaryFile.WriteByte - BinaryFile.WriteFloat