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Window.ShowOverlay

Adds an overlay to the window to dark content.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK License
Window 2.3 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No Free

Deprecated

This function was deprecated.

MBS( "Window.ShowOverlay"; WindowRef; alpha; red; green; blue )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example
WindowRef Window Reference is the unique OS level window ID. You can obtain this by using the Window.FindByTitle or Window.FindByIndex functions. Pass zero to access the frontmost window. 0
alpha The alpha value to use. Range 0.0 (invisible) to 1.0 (full visible). Default 0.5. 0.5
red The red color value. Default 0.0. 0.0
green The green color value. Default 0.0. 0.0
blue The blue color value. Default 0.0. 0.0

Result

Returns "OK" on success.

Description

Adds an overlay to the window to dark content.
This way you can have the user focus on a dialog in front of the main window.

Does not work in FileMaker 18.
Deprecated.

Examples

Show an overlay:

MBS( "Window.ShowOverlay"; Get(WindowName); 0.5; 0.0; 0.0; 0.0 )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 12nd June 2020


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