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FolderItem.FontActivateMBS(OnlyLocal as boolean) as Integer
Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux iOS Targets
method Fonts MBS Util Plugin 4.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes All
Function: Activates one font.
dim f as folderitem
dim e as Integer


select case e
case 0
msgbox "No error"
case -1
MsgBox "Parameter error. (Plugin)"
case 1 // Windows error
MsgBox "Parameter error. (System)"
case -43 // Mac error
MsgBox "File not found."
case -50 // Mac error
MsgBox "Parameter error. (System)"
case -108 // Mac error
MsgBox "File is not a font file."
MsgBox "Error: "+str(e)
end Select
The folderitem used here points to a font file.
If you want the Font Manager to make fonts not visible to all applications installed on the system, use the OnlyLocal property.

Requires Mac OS 9.0 or newer.
Returns -1 if this FontManager function was not found. 0 on success.

Some error codes for Mac:
0No error.
-43File not found.
-45File locked.
-108Out of memory.
-105Already registered.

Fails in Xojo 2017 on Windows due to changes in Xojo's way to handle fonts. The plugin still activates them, but Xojo doesn't allow you to use fonts which haven't been there earlier. See feedback case 46596.

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