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The function sets the current fill color as an array of float values.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
DynaPDF 3.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; PDF; Value... )   More


Parameter Description Example
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
Value... The values for the colors. 0


Returns OK or error message.


The function sets the current fill color as an array of float values.
The components of non-Lab color spaces must be in the range from 0 through 1. The *a and *b components of a Lab color space are typically in a range from -128 though 127. The *L component ranges from 0 through 100.
The number of components must match the number of components of the underlying color space. You can add an alpha value on the end.
For a grayscale color, please pass 3 times the gray level for a RGB color.

This function takes variable number of parameters. Pass as much parameters as needed separated by the semicolon in FileMaker.
Please repeat Value parameter as often as you need.

See also SetFillColor function in DynaPDF manual.


Sets color to red:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 1.0; 0.0; 0.0 )

Sets color to blue:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 0.0; 0.0; 1.0 )

Sets color to middle level gray:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 0.5; 0.5; 0.5 )

Write in CMYK:

# switch to CMYK
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $pdf; "DeviceCMYK" )]
# set color to Cyan
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $pdf; 1; 0; 0; 0)]
# Write some text
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; $x; "Some cyan text")]
# now switch back to RGB
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.SetColorSpace"; $pdf; "DeviceRGB" )]

Draw line in a separation color:

# draw line in Cut Color
Set Variable [ $cs ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.CreateSeparationCS"; $pdf; "Through Cut"; "DeviceCMYK"; -1; MBS("DynaPDF.CMYK"; 0; 255; 0; 0)) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetExtColorSpace"; $pdf; $cs) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $pdf; 1) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.Rectangle"; $pdf; $x; $y; $w; $h; "Stroke" ) ]

Set RGB color:

# Red 247 Green 162 Blue 53
MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 247/255; 162/255; 53/255 )

Set color to white for RGB:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; 1.0; 1.0; 1.0 )

Set color with integer values in range of 0 to 255:

MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $PDF; $red / 255.0; $green / 255.0; /blue / 255.0 )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 5th June 2021

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