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Chooses or queries dictionary used.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
FM 9.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No


This function was deprecated.

MBS( "FM.ChooseDictionary" { ; DictionaryName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
DictionaryName The dictionary to pick.
Pass empty text to just let the plugin show dialog and query current settings.


Returns OK or error.


Chooses or queries dictionary used.
The plugin runs menu command to show spelling dialog, changes menu and presses OK button for you.
After this function run, you can check FM.GetDictionary to get current selection or FM.GetDictionaryList to get the list of dictionaries available.

For Windows you may use our Registry functions to change the matching registry key (and then restart FMP to have it take effect). See example for Registry.SetValue function.

Deprecated since FileMaker 19.6 brings a script step to do this.

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This function checks for a license.

Created 24th August 2019, last changed 1st December 2022

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