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Sets the download folder.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebDownloadDelegate 2.8 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "WebDownloadDelegate.SetFolder"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native path to the download folder. $path


Returns OK on success.


Sets the download folder.
Make sure the folder is empty as with duplicate file name you get an error.
If you do not set download folder, it goes to default temporary folder.

Version 9.5 or newer check if folder is valid before setting it.
Sadly macOS Catalina may ignore this folder setting and still use temporary folder, so you may need to use Files.MoveFile later to move the file to the place you like.

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.


Download to desktop:

Set Variable [ $result ; Value: MBS("WebDownloadDelegate.SetFolder"; MBS( "Folders.UserDesktop" )) ]

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 26th August 2023

WebDownloadDelegate.SetFailHandler - WebDownloadDelegate.SetProgressHandler