Putting an end to the Server Busy Dialog in FileMaker

Document created by monkeybreadsoftware on Jun 18, 2018
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When using COM functions in both Xojo and FileMaker, you may have seen this dialog:

 

 

We saw it a lot recently with WIA for scanning. It's the default dialog for COM for the case a message can't be answered quickly. So with remote method calls, the busy app may not answer to another app quickly, because well, it's busy. The dialog is simply annoying for us and we just prefer to tell COM to wait a little bit and try again.

 

With our 8.3 plugin for FileMaker, you can call FM.InitMessageFilter function. This installs a message filter, which will delay & retry all calls automatically without a dialog. Please try.

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