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Checks if FileMaker is the frontmost application.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Process 2.9 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Process.IsFrontMost" )




Returns 1 if FileMaker is frontmost and 0 if not.


Checks if FileMaker is the frontmost application.
If the function returns zero, you can call Process.SetFrontMost to move FileMaker to the front.
Added support for Windows in plugin version 4.2.


Check if we are in background and move us to front:

If [ MBS( "Process.IsFrontMost" ) = 0 ]
    Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Process.SetFrontMost" ) ]
End If

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 25th November 2019

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