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Puts a list of file paths on the clipboard.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Clipboard 5.1 Yes Yes No No Yes
MBS( "Clipboard.SetFiles"; Paths )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Paths The list of file paths. "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\Jaguar Aqua Graphite.jpg"


Returns OK or error.


Puts a list of file paths on the clipboard.

For server this will modify the clipboard of the user account running the server app on the server computer and not the clipboard of any client.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.


Put a file path to clipboard on Windows:

MBS("Clipboard.SetFiles"; "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\test.fmp12")

Put two file paths on clipboard on Windows:

MBS("Clipboard.SetFiles"; "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\test.fmp12¶C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\Jaguar Aqua Graphite.jpg")

Put a file path on clipboard on Mac:

MBS("Clipboard.SetFiles"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/todo.rtf")

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Created 23th April 2015, last changed 3th June 2015

Clipboard.SetFileMakerData   -   Clipboard.SetHTMLText

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