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Writes images as is into a container.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
GraphicsMagick 9.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "GMImage.WriteToContainer"; ImageRef { ; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
ImageRef The image reference number. 1
FileName File name to pass to FileMaker with container. "test.jpg" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Writes images as is into a container.
Please set type you want with GMImage.SetMagick function.
Similar to other write functions, but allows you to use whatever magick type is set for codec.

This function is similar to our specialized functions GMImage.WriteToBMPContainer, GMImage.WriteToGIFContainer, GMImage.WriteToJPEGContainer, GMImage.WriteToPDFContainer, GMImage.WriteToPNGContainer and GMImage.WriteToTiffContainer, but you can specify the codec to use. Image is compressed and passed to FileMaker with filename. Then FileMaker (or our plugin for older FileMaker versions before 13) can detect the type from filename and generate required previews.

See Plugin.SetPreviewSize to control size of preview picture.


Save an image as PNG:

Set Variable [ $BigImageRef ; Value: MBS("GMImage.NewFromContainer"; Test::BigImage) ]
Set Variable [ $Result ; Value: MBS("GMImage.SetMagick"; $BigImageRef; "PNG") ]
Set Field [ Test::Result ; MBS( "GMImage.WriteToContainer"; $BigImageRef; "test.png" ) ]
Set Variable [ $Error ; Value: MBS("GMImage.Release";$BigImageRef) ]

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Created 20th July 2019, last changed 4th October 2021

GMImage.WriteToBMPContainer - GMImage.WriteToFile