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Sets expression to be run when hotkey is pressed.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
HotKey 6.1 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "HotKey.SetEvaluate"; HotKeyRef; Expression )   More


Parameter Description Example value
HotKeyRef The reference value for the hotkey as returned by HotKey.Register function. $hotkey
Expression The expression to evaluate.
Can be in local language of FileMaker Pro or english.
For Server must always be in english.
"Let ( $$Done = 1 ; 1 )"


Returns OK or error.


Sets expression to be run when hotkey is pressed.
In the expression the text $$ID$$ will be replaced when evaluated with the hotkey reference, so you can pass it to other functions if needed.


Sets expression to run when hotkey is pressed:

Variable setzen [ $result ; Wert: MBS( "HotKey.SetEvaluate"; $curl; "Let ( $$Cancelled = 1 ; 1 )" ) ]

Set to write to a log file when a key is pressed:

MBS( "HotKey.SetEvaluate"; $hotkey; "MBS(\"Text.AppendTextFile\"; Get(CurrentHostTimeStamp) & \": Key F5 pressed¶\"; \"/Users/cs/Desktop/hotkey.txt\"; \"native\")")

Register Control-F5 for showing/hiding data viewer:

Set Variable [$hotkey; Value:MBS("HotKey.Register"; "F5"; "control")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "HotKey.SetEvaluate"; $hotkey; "MBS(\"Menubar.RunMenuCommand\"; 49297)" )]

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Created 4th March 2016, last changed 4th April 2018

HotKey.SetEnabled   -   HotKey.SetIgnoreOnModal

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