Send Event (Windows)
Starts another application, opens a document in another application, or prints a document in another application.
Send Event [“<aevt>”; “<event name>”; “<filename>”]
Click Specify to display the “Send Event” Options dialog box, where you can set the following options.
For Send the <event name> message, select:
open document/application to tell FileMaker Pro to open a document file or application. Documents are opened using the application that Windows has associated with the document’s file type.
print document to tell FileMaker Pro to print a document in another application.
Select File or click Specify to specify a document/application to open, or a document to print. For more information, see Creating file paths.
Select Calculation or click Specify to create a message from a calculation.
Select Text to manually enter text for the message to be sent.
Select Bring target application to foreground to activate the target application and display it on the screen. Displaying the target application can slow down the performance of your script. If Bring target application to foreground is not selected, the event is performed in the background.
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server scheduled script 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
For additional scripting capabilities, you can create a program in Basic or C and run that program with this script step.
Note  When specifying a document or application by calculation or text, the file type or application name will appear as <unknown> in the script definition.
Example 1 
Opens the Notepad application.
Send Event ["aevt"; "odoc"; "NOTEPAD.EXE"]
Example 2 
Opens the image.bmp file with its default application.
Send Event ["aevt"; "odoc"; "image.bmp"]
Related topics 
Defining calculation fields
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