IMessageFilter::RetryRejectedCall method (objidl.h)

Provides applications with an opportunity to display a dialog box offering retry, cancel, or task-switching options.


DWORD RetryRejectedCall(
  [in] HTASK htaskCallee,
  [in] DWORD dwTickCount,
  [in] DWORD dwRejectType


[in] htaskCallee

The thread id of the called application.

[in] dwTickCount

The number of elapsed ticks since the call was made.

[in] dwRejectType

Specifies either SERVERCALL_REJECTED or SERVERCALL_RETRYLATER, as returned by the object application.

Return value

This method can return the following values.

Return value Description
The call should be canceled. COM then returns RPC_E_CALL_REJECTED from the original method call.
0 ≤ value < 100
The call is to be retried immediately.
100 ≤ value
COM will wait for this many milliseconds and then retry the call.


COM calls RetryRejectedCall on the caller's IMessageFilter interface immediately after receiving SERVERCALL_RETRYLATER or SERVERCALL_REJECTED from the IMessageFilter::HandleInComingCall method on the callee's IMessageFilter interface.

If a called task rejects a call, the application is probably in a state where it cannot handle such calls, possibly only temporarily. When this occurs, COM returns to the caller and issues RetryRejectedCall to determine whether it should retry the rejected call.

Applications should silently retry calls that have returned with SERVERCALL_RETRYLATER. If, after a reasonable amount of time has passed, say about 30 seconds, the application should display the busy dialog box; a standard implementation of this dialog box is available in the OLEDLG library. The callee may momentarily be in a state where calls can be handled. The option to wait and retry is provided for special kinds of calling applications, such as background tasks executing macros or scripts, so that they can retry the calls in a nonintrusive way.

If, after a dialog box is displayed, the user chooses to cancel, RetryRejectedCall returns -1 and the call will appear to fail with RPC_E_CALL_REJECTED.

If a client implements IMessageFilter and calls a server method on a remote machine, RetryRejectedCall will not be called.

Note  Although the htaskCallee parameter is typed as an HTASK, it contains the thread id of the called thread. When you implement the IMessageFilter interface, you can call the OpenThread function to get the thread handle from the htaskCallee parameter, and you can call the GetProcessIdOfThread function to get the process id.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header objidl.h

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