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Adds a field for the dialog.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Dialog 6.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Dialog.AddField"; Label { ; Text; Placeholder; Password; TextViewHeight } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Label The label text for the field. "First Name:"
Text The text for the field.
This is initial text.
"" Optional
Placeholder The placeholder text shown when no text is in the field.
(not for text view)
"Put your name here" Optional
Password Pass 1 to hide text with • or 0 for normal text field. 0 Optional
TextViewHeight Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.0 or newer.
Pass number of points in height for a textView.
If value is >20, we will use a text view instead of a text fiel.d
50 Optional


Returns index or error.


Adds a field for the dialog.
Please use Dialog.GetFieldText later to query text for field.
Returns the index of the field.
Maximum we allow 10 fields.


Adds two fields:

Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.AddField"; "Username:"; ""; "username here")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.AddField"; "Password:"; ""; "password here"; 1)]

See also

Release notes

  • Version 10.0
  • Version 8.1

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This function is free to use.

Created 13th September 2016, last changed 13th December 2019

Debugger.Window - Dialog.ClearFields