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WebView.Screenshot

Takes a screenshot of the area used by the webviewer.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebView 3.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "WebView.Screenshot"; WebViewerRef { ; ImageType; Filename } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example Flags
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.
ImageType The type of image to return.
Either JPEG, PNG, GIF or BMP. Default is JPEG.
"JPEG" Optional
Filename The filename to use for the picture.
Default is "image" with the extension matching the image type.
"test.jpg" Optional

Result

Returns image for storing in container.

Description

Takes a screenshot of the area used by the webviewer.
The plugin offers several methods. WebView.RenderImage works fine on Mac, but not always on Windows. WebView.RenderPDF is Mac only. So especially for websites with flash or other content which can't be printed, the screenshot method is the best one.
(older versions before 5.2 would have an unused extra parameter before ImageType)
Windows only supports JPEG as type.

Added iOS support for version 8.5.

On Windows may get wrong rectangle if Windows runs desktop with 200% resolution, but you have a 100% resolution screen.

For Windows and FileMaker 19.3, you can use Container.Screenshot function instead.

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.

Examples

Store screenshot in container:

Set Variable [$image; Value:MBS("WebView.Screenshot"; "web")]
Set Field [Anlagen::My Container; $image]

See also

Release notes

Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 14th July 2021


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