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Queries the type of the image source.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
CGImageSource 3.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ✅ Yes
MBS( "CGImageSource.Type"; Ref )   More


Parameter Description Example
Ref The image source reference number returned by CGImageSource.CreateWithData, CGImageSource.CreateWithPath or CGImageSource.CreateWithURL $ref


Returns type string or error message.


Queries the type of the image source.
e.g. "public.jpeg" for a jpeg image.


Query type:

MBS( "CGImageSource.Type"; $ref )

Load image from container and query type:

Set Variable [ $img ; Value: MBS( "CGImageSource.CreateWithData"; test::input ) ]
Show Custom Dialog [ "Type" ; MBS( "CGImageSource.Type"; $img ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "CGImageSource.Release"; $img ) ]

See also

This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 5th January 2018

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