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Version: 7.9


This function is used in Python Scripting.


This function prints the given component (such as a graph, container, entire window, etc) to an image file, and saves the file where ever the operating system deems appropriate. A filename and path may be provided to determine the name and location of the saved file.

While not required, it is highly recommended to pass in a filename and path. The script may fail if the function attempts to save to a directory that the client does not have access rights to.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.


system.print.printToImage(component [, filename])


ComponentcomponentThe component to render.
StringfilenameA filename to save the image as. [optional]





Code Examples

Example #1
# This code would go on a button and save an image of the container that it is in.
system.print.printToImage(event.source.parent, "C:\\temp\\Screen.jpg")
Example #2 - User Selected Location
# Again, this example would save an image of the container, but prompts the user for a location and filename with system.file.saveFile()

# Ask the user for a location. Uses a default filename of "image.png"
path = system.file.saveFile("image.png")

# If the path is not None...
if path != None:
#Save the file
system.print.printToImage(event.source.parent, path)