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Tip of the day: Count files in upload for iCloud

Some clients on macOS use Documents in the Cloud with their iCloud account. Files are synchronized with Apple's server and that may take a while, so you can check how many files in a directory are uploading currently:

Shared Function CountUploadFiles(dir as FolderItem) As integer Dim count As Integer For Each file As FolderItem In dir.Children(False) Dim url As New NSURLMBS(file) If url.UbiquitousItemIsUploading Then count = count + 1 End If If count > 100 Then Exit End If Next Return count End Function

For two applications we now check that and if a lot of files are uploading, we slow down creating files, so the sync process can catch up.

If your application creates a log of files, it may be worth to consider marking temporary files as non synchronizable:

Shared Sub ExcludeFromSync(file as FolderItem) Dim url As New NSURLMBS(file) url.UbiquitousItemIsExcludedFromSync = True End Sub

The example code uses new properties added for NSURLMBS class in MBS Xojo Plugins 21.1pr3.

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17 02 22 - 10:23