I have seen some solutions that do a bunch of repeated finds and the find windows keep popping up for .5 seconds ever 2 seconds. How anyone live with this behavior is beyond me.
To answer your direct question, no, you cannot suppress the FileMaker dialogs. They will appear if the operation in question takes longer than a predetermined time (per the design team). You appear to be right on the bubble of that time.
Therefore, you might be able to "suppress" the dialogs by making the operation run faster. How are you calculating the thumbnails? Is this a hosted solution? There may be some optimization opportunities that you can exercise to make it go quicker. (Which is good all by itself, dialogs notwithstanding.)
Hey, thanks for the reply.
No, I'm taking these straight from a local folder, until I get the whole thing running. Very fast. Hard to believe FM flashes progress bars for such short processes. It's really distracting. It's gone before your eye can even move to it, then you're left with the feeling "I thought I saw something". Hard to believe after 14 versions that FM doesn't give you some control over things like this. It detracts from the designed workflow.
Is there any other way to get the image data into a FM container? I just started trying some Applescript approaches like dumping image data directly but so far this just causes wrong type errors.
Thanks again for the reply!
re: Applescript - this is my workaround for now, for Mac:
I just told FM to set the container to the image path in AS and it works with no progress bar. Maybe a Windows person could explain how to do this in FM Windows.
How were you doing it using only FileMaker?
You could maybe try loading the images into a Web Viewer instead... I'm on a Mac and can use URLs such as 'file:///Users/sky/Desktop/mypic.jpg' loaded into a web viewer... You could also do more with it by using 'data:text/html,<img src="file:///Users/sky/Desktop/mypic.jpg" style="max-width:200px;">' etc etc - as shown in attached image....
The 'url' field could be dynamically set according to what happens when your solutions 'next/previous' buttons etc are pressed...
I don't understand why when I'm in the "Reply to Mike_Mitchell" box, my reply ends up here - maybe someone coiuld help me with that.
To Mike: the "Insert Picture" script step.
To SKYWILLMOTT - another great idea - I didn't even think of it - haven't tried it - I can't remember if there's a FM progress bar for loading URLs.
It's been so long I forgot about those options. Great answer.
Now why doesn't FM, after 14 versions, offer similar control options for other processes like Insert Image (or video ... etc.)?