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xExtractHtmLContent (url, query, data, v-width, v_height, L_offset, T_offset, scalewidth, scaleheight)

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Nick Lightbody, Deskspace Limited

Controls which part of a web page is displayed in the WebObject Viewer

Sample Input:
xExtractHtmLContent ( Searches::za2Url; "q="; & Searches::xa2Address4GoogleMap ; Searches::zb5Width ; Searches::zb5Height; Searches::zb5WidthOffset ; Searches::zb5HeightOffset ; 1 ; 1 )
Sample Output:
[html string]

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


Enables offsets to be used to hide elements in the source screen that you don't want to be viewed in the FileMaker Web Viewer - this is an amazingly useful function enabling you to precisely control what information - for example from a mapping site - you choose to display.
This updated version also resizes the source content as the web viewer is resized as the Filemaker Window is resized.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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Discovered a very interesting affect of this. If you have a negative offset, then clicking in the webviewer window produces a click in the associated region of the Filemaker layout.

So by scrolling in a web viewer, I select and scroll text in a field that is above and to the left of the web viewer. Very weird.

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
March 02, 2009 9:40pm

I pasted the text above into a new custom function and when I click OK I get the following error: "The specified parameter can not be found" with "address" highlighted. Is "address" supposed to be another input parameter?

Nathan Taylor, Atlanta, GA
August 31, 2012 5:06am

This CF seems to have typos in parameters and a number of missing parameters as well. Too bad because this would be quite useful.

David A. Taylor, Santa Clarita
August 22, 2017 1:36pm

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