Close Window

Closes the currently active window or any other window by name.


  • Current Window closes the active window.
  • Window Name specifies which window you want FileMaker Pro to close.
  • Current file only restricts matches to the current file (not selecting this option matches all available FileMaker Pro files).


Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go Yes
FileMaker WebDirect Yes
FileMaker Server Yes
FileMaker Cloud Yes
FileMaker Data API Yes
Custom Web Publishing Yes

Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier


Closing the last window of a file closes the file and halts execution of the current script. Additionally, in Windows, FileMaker Pro exits when no other windows are open or hidden. In FileMaker WebDirect, closing the last window logs out of the current web session.

Example 1 

Goes to a related record in the Invoices table using the Print Invoices layout, prints, and closes the window.

Go to Related Record [Show only related records; From table: "Invoices"; Using layout: "Print Invoices"; New Window]
Print [Restore: Printer; With dialog: Off]
Close Window [Current Window]

Example 2 

Closes the current window if it is hidden.

If [Get ( WindowVisible ) = 0]
    Close Window [Current Window]
End If

Example 3 

Closes the Invoice Details window if it is open.

If [PatternCount ( WindowNames ( Get ( FileName ) ) ; "Invoice Details" )]
    Close Window [Name: "Invoice Details"]
End If