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TrFile_BringToFront (function reference)

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Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro


Brings the FileMaker Pro application to the front

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Returned Result

Data type returned

Error code


The returned result is an error code. An error always starts with 2 dollars, followed by the error code. You should always check for errors. Returned error codes can be:

0 no error
$$-4296 could not bring to front

Other errors may be returned.

Originated in

Troi File Plug-in 12.0


FileMaker Pro 16 to FileMaker Pro 2023


If the FileMaker Pro application is behind other applications, this function will bring FileMaker Pro in front of the other applications.
You can use this function for example when a lengthy script is finished, or when you use the Drag and Drop functionality to drag from another application that is in front or when you drag from a Finder or Explorer window.
In the drag Triggerscript you can decide if this drag needs FileMaker to become the front application and if it does, you can call this function.


Set Variable [ $ErrorCode ; TrFile_BringToFront ]

This will bring FileMaker Pro in front of other applications.

Used in example file


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Troi File Plug-in online help (overview)

Online Help Page for Troi File Plug-in for 16 to 2023 –> TrFile_BringToFront (filep4325) 2023-0601 15:05:23