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Sets a timeout for the dialog in seconds.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Dialog 5.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Dialog.SetTimeout"; Value )   More


Parameter Description Example
Value The new timeout value in seconds. 30


Returns OK or error.


Sets a timeout for the dialog in seconds.
If a timeout is set the plugin will run a timer to close the window after a given time period.
The result of the dialog will be "Abort" and your scripts can continue.


Run a dialog with timeout:

Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.Reset")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.SetIcon"; Dialog::Icon)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.SetInformativeText"; Dialog::InformativeText)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.SetMessage"; Dialog::Message)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.SetMode"; "Warning")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.SetWindowTitle"; Dialog::WindowTitle)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Dialog.SetTimeout"; 20)]
Set Variable [$result; Value:MBS("Dialog.Run")]
Set Field [Dialog::Result; $result]

See also

Release notes

  • Version 13.4
    • Fixed a problem with Dialog.SetTimeout closing a FileMaker custom dialog by accident on macOS.

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This function is free to use.

Created 11st June 2015, last changed 26th March 2016

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