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Sets the initial directory.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
FileDialog 2.7 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; path )   More


Parameter Description Example
path The new path. "/Users/Shared"


Returns OK.


Sets the initial directory.
The path argument must be an absolute native path.
Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required.


Sets path on Mac:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "/Users/cs/Desktop" )

Set path with space inside:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/Test Folder")

Sets path on Mac with extra volume:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "/Volumes/Daten/Test Folder/Images" )

Sets path on Windows:

MBS( "FileDialog.SetInitialDirectory"; "d:\Test Daten\Bilder" )

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 18th August 2014

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