Adding content, such as an image, audio/video, PDF, or a file of any type, to a FileMaker Pro container field can be done very easily by dragging and dropping the file on the container. However, when you drag a file into a container field, FileMaker Pro always embeds* the data in the field. But what if you only want to store a reference to the file? In that case you can use Troi File Plug-in‘s Drag and Drop function.
With Troi File Plug-in 8.6 for FileMaker Pro you can easily add the icons of files on your disk to your FileMaker app.
To do this you use the TrFile_GetIcon function. It can create icons in sizes varying from 16×16 to 1024×1024 pixels and even with double resolution for retina screens.
You can get the icon like this: