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Renders screenshot of the map view.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
MapView 9.3 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "MapView.Screenshot"; MapView { ; ImageType; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
MapView The map view reference number. $$MapView
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


Returns container or error.


Renders screenshot of the map view.
This includes annotations and overlays as they are visible.


Save screenshot to desktop:

If [ Length ( $$MapView) > 0 ]
    Set Variable [ $screenshot ; Value: MBS("MapView.Screenshot"; $$MapView; "PNG") ]
    Set Variable [ $file ; Value: MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; MBS( "Folders.UserDesktop" ); "mapview.png" ) ]
    Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Container.WriteFile"; $screenshot; $file) ]
End If

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Created 1st June 2019, last changed 17th December 2022

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