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  1. The Case of OnIdle

    From time to time the question arises "how can I terminate my program when no activity took place?".

    Visual DataFlex offers two features named DFTIMER and cIdleHandler but both do not really cover the topic. Let us look closer at these two options and find a real solution.

    A Timer (DFTIMER)
    A timer (DFTIMER) fires a message every NN milliseconds no matter there is activity or not. In the list of tables treeview in Database Explorer we use an object of this class ...
  2. How to change the internet connection timeout

    When your Visual DataFlex application makes an external call to a webservice the main program waits for its completion. If the request does not return immediately several things can be the cause. Your connection to your ISP can slow, the webserver you try to reach is busy, can be difficult found etc. If you want your application to continue as soon as possible and know (and this is the unknown keyfactor) that particular call should not take more than a couple of milliseconds to complete you can ...