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Queries SF Symbol font for characters and returns them as image.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Font 10.5 Yes No Yes, macOS only No Yes
MBS( "FontManager.ImageWithSystemSymbolName"; Name { ; Width; Height; ImageType; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Name The name of the symbol "icloud"
Width The width to use. 200 Optional
Height The image height to use. 200 Optional
ImageType The type of image to return.
Either JPEG, PNG, GIF or BMP. Default is JPEG.
"JPEG" Optional
FileName The filename to use for the picture.
Default is "image" with the extension matching the image type.
"test.jpg" Optional


Returns container or error.


Queries SF Symbol font for characters and returns them as image.
This function needs macOS 11.0 or iOS 14.
On iOS ignores size and returns font with native size.
On macOS if either height or width is empty/zero, we calculate the other value with proportional scaling.

See website for list of symbols:


Query picture with 512 pixel width:

Set Field [ Test::Image ; MBS("FontManager.ImageWithSystemSymbolName"; "icloud"; 512; ""; "png"; "test.png") ]

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Release notes

  • Version 10.5
    • Added FontManager.ImageWithSystemSymbolName function to query images for symbol names.

Created 29th September 2020, last changed 1st October 2020

FontManager.FontFile   -   FontManager.ListFontFamilies

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