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Sets the default printer.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Printer 3.0 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "Printer.SetDefaultPrinter"; Name )   More


Parameter Description Example
Name The name of the printer to set as default. "EPSON ET-7700 Series"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the default printer.
FileMaker may not care, but other OS related printer functions may care.


Set EPSON printer as default:

MBS("Printer.SetDefaultPrinter"; "EPSON ET-7700 Series")

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Release notes

  • Version 10.5
    • Fixed printer name matching for Printer.SetDefaultPrinter function.

Created 7th October 2020, last changed 7th October 2020

Printer.PrinterNames   -   Printer.SetPrinter

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