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Copies formatted text from web view to clipboard.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebView 3.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "WebView.CopyFormattedText"; WebViewerRef )   More


Parameter Description Example
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.


Returns OK or error.


Copies formatted text from web view to clipboard.
You can insert it with the insert script step.
Works well in FileMaker 12. In FileMaker 11 there are bugs so FileMaker doesn't import styles right from clipboard.

Works for WebKit 2.x with plugin version 9.0.
On windows, we do select all, copy and unselect to get all text to clipboard.

Note for Windows: For Windows this function is only supported in FileMaker Pro when using Internet Explorer as engine behind the Web Viewer, but not when Microsoft Edge/Chrome engine is used. But the functions should still work if with Web Viewers created via plugin using WebView.Create and WebView.CreateWithControl as those still use Internet Explorer.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 3th July 2020

WebView.Copy - WebView.Create

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