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Mod shows "Failed" in Addon Manager, but it works... what is wrong?

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I have two addons that are installed and working; but, the Addon Manager says they have Failed connecting. Also, the Addons take ~15 seconds to connect, which seems a bit long to me. I am including all my connection code.

Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic.VariantType
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic.Constants
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interaction
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Windows
Imports System.Windows.Forms.Application
Imports SAPbouiCOM.BoTextStyle
Imports SAPbouiCOM.BoFormMode
Imports SAPbouiCOM.BoEventTypes
Imports SAPbobsCOM.BoObjectTypes
Imports SAPbouiCOM.BoFormItemTypes
Imports SAPbouiCOM.BoDataType

Friend Class ABYMods

    Private WithEvents oApplication As SAPbouiCOM.Application
    Private WithEvents oCompany As SAPbobsCOM.Company

#Region "Setup"

    Public Sub New()



        If Not SetConnectionContext() = 0 Then
            MsgBox("Failed setting a connection to DI API.")
            'End  ' Terminating the Add-On Application
            Exit Sub  ' Terminating the Add-On Application
        End If

        If ConnectToCompany() = False Then
            MsgBox("Failed connecting to company's database.")
            'End  ' Terminating the Add-On Application
            Exit Sub  ' Terminating the Add-On Application
        End If

    End Sub

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim oABYMods As ABYMods
        oABYMods = New ABYMods

    End Sub

    Private Sub SetApplication()

        Dim SboGuiApi As SAPbouiCOM.SboGuiApi
        Dim sConnectionString As String


            SboGuiApi = New SAPbouiCOM.SboGuiApi

            sConnectionString = Environment.GetCommandLineArgs.GetValue(1)
            'sConnectionString = "0030002C0030002C00530041005000420044005F00440061007400650076002C0050004C006F006D0056004900490056"

            '// GetAddOnIdentifier() is a function to return a string with the 
            '// appropriate identifier for the Addon.
            '// This will be required after 2005!  (We currently return a blank string.)
            SboGuiApi.AddonIdentifier = GetAddOnIdentifier()

            '// connect to a running SBO Application

            '// get an initialized application object
            oApplication = SboGuiApi.GetApplication()


            MessageBox.Show("No SAP Business One Application was found.")
        End Try

    End Sub

    Private Function GetAddOnIdentifier() As String
        ' We will need to set this up before 2006 for our Addons to be recognized by the License Manager
        GetAddOnIdentifier = ""
    End Function

    Private Function SetConnectionContext() As Integer

        Dim sCookie As String
        Dim sConnectionContext As String

            ' Initialize the company object
            oCompany = New SAPbobsCOM.Company

            ' Acquire the connection context cookie from the DI API
            sCookie = oCompany.GetContextCookie

            ' Retrieve the connection context string from the UI API using the acquired cookie
            sConnectionContext = oApplication.Company.GetConnectionContext(sCookie)

            If oCompany.Connected Then
            End If

            ' Set the connection context information to the DI API
            SetConnectionContext = oCompany.SetSboLoginContext(sConnectionContext)

        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try

    End Function

    Private Function ConnectToCompany() As Boolean
        Dim counter As Integer
        counter = 0
            Do While oCompany.Connected = False
                If oCompany.Connect <> 0 Then
                    counter = counter + 1
                    If counter > 10 Then
                        ConnectToCompany = False
                        Exit Do
                    End If
                    ' When using multiple AddOns, problems with each trying to connect at the same time have been found.
                    ' So, we try multiple times and wait 50ms more between each iteration.
                    Call System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(counter * 50)
                    ConnectToCompany = True
                End If
        Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox("oCompany.Connect failed in ConnectToCompany()")
        End Try
    End Function

#End Region

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Hi Scott

The code is correct

The Addons take ~15 seconds to connect because your system has a little memory. Remember all addon take ~74MB

In Addon Manager go in timeout, but after timeout your addon run

Solution: if possible 1) use only 1 addon. 2)Run addon manually and not automatically only when necessary 3) don't run on PC other programs 4) add memory on your PC

5 finally) We hope in <b>2005 addons use little memory</b>.

Andrea Moschetto

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