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Show Slideshow (script step reference)

By November 1, 2020November 17th, 2021Online Help, Troi Dialog Plug-in
Troi Dialog Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Show Slideshow

Displays one or more images or movies full screen as a slideshow.

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Show Slideshow [ Select ; Result ; Showtime (secs) ; File list ; Switches ]


Showtime the amount of time each image will be shown, in (fractions of) a second. Movies will be played to the end
File list one or more paths to image or movie files, separated by a return, can also be a container
Switches modify the behavior of the step


Switches can be one of this:

-KeepMovieControllerVisible the movie controller will be shown and not be hidden
-PresentOn2ndScreen use the secondary display (the main being the one with the menu bar)

The fileList can be a container field with an image or movie in it. It can also be a list of one or more file specifications separated by returns.
On macOS you can use one of the following syntax:
a full path: HardDiskName:folder:folder:imagename.jpg
a FileMaker image path: imagemac:/HardDiskName/folder/folder/imagename.jpg
a FileMaker movie path: moviemac:/HardDiskName/folder/folder/

Returned Result

Data type returned

Error code


If successful it returns 0 after the display of the images

If unsuccessful it returns an error code starting with $$ and the error code. Returned error codes can be:

$$-50 parameter error
$$-41 not enough memory

Originated in

Troi Dialog Plug-in 7.0


FileMaker Pro 16 to 19


– This step is only available on macOS
– The maximum time an image can be shown is capped to 1 minute
– All formats supported by QuickTime can be shown, like the still image formats PICT, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, Photoshop, PDF, BMP and movie formats like QuickTime MOV, MPG and AVI.
– Animated GIFs are played like movies.
– You can also use a container field as the fileList parameter. The container field can be an image stored in the file or stored as a reference (movies are always stored as reference).
– By default the movie controller will be hidden when showing a movie. When moving the mouse the controller will be visible for a few seconds.
– Use the ESC key to stop the display of one image or movie. Use SHIFT ESC to stop all movies.
– If the image can not be displayed an error text is displayed full screen, the slideshow will continue.
– In the script add an Allow toolbars[off] step, as toolbars will remain visible otherwise.


Show Slideshow [ $ErrorCode ; 1.5 ; "myDisk:sample images:myphoto.jpg" ]

will show the JPEG image full screen for 1.5 second.

Example 2

This example will use fields to show a slideshow of images and movies. We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:

Filelist     	Text field
gErrorCode    	Global, text

In the field FileList there should be a list of items to display in sequence, for example:

Add the following script step:

Show Slideshow [ Select ; gErrorCode ; 60 ; Filelist ; ]

This will show the slideshow of the chosen images.

Used in example file


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