Get(SystemPlatform)

Category: Get

Syntax: Get ( SystemPlatform )

Parameters: None

Data type returned: Number

Description:

Returns a number that represents the current platform on a user's computer.

Because FileMaker tends to change or add to the values in the platform-checking function (as new versions of operating systems become supported), checks against this function should be performed in a single, central location for ease of future updates. The results of the function may be stored in a global variable during startup, and then referred to for subsequent platform checks throughout the rest of the database. We recommend using a custom function for this purpose.

The reason that this function returns negative numbers is for backward compatibility. Positive 1 and 2 were used for operating systems that are no longer supported by FileMaker Pro.

Examples:

Function

Results

Get (SystemPlatform)

Returns -1 if the current platform is Mac OS X.

 

Returns -2 if the platform is Windows 2000 or Windows XP.






FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
ISBN: 0789735113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
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