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Queries the Finder icon for the file or folder with the given path.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
QuickLook Files 2.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ❌ No
MBS( "Icon.GetIcon"; Path; Size )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The path to the file or folder. "/Applications"
Size The size of the icon picture you'd like to have. Suggested range is from 16 to 512 pixel. 512


Container value.


Queries the Finder icon for the file or folder with the given path.
Size specifies the icon size from 16 to 512 pixel. The container value returned includes PNG data with alpha, JPEG preview, filename and size.
Added Windows support in plugin version 4.2.
On Mac Server this may not work well as the Server user account has no icon database.

See also Icon.GetIconWithQuickLook.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Queries icon of iPhoto app:

MBS( "Icon.GetIcon"; "/Applications/"; 512 )

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This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 28th March 2023

Icon.ClearIcon - Icon.GetIconWithQuickLook