MES Custom Button - Launches Form, but I can't do anything else unless I close that form

Hello All,

I created a button to call a customer menu ID that I put under processes.

When the button launches the form, I can’t click off that form or go back to MES and launch something else until I close that form that I launched from the custom button.

Does anyone know why?

In other words, I would like to launch my custom menuID for customer shipment entry and then go back to MES and click on another button to launch something else as well, but I can’t, it won’t let me do anything till I close the customer shipment entry form I opened.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Figured out that it was because I was setting lfo.IsModal = true; Whoops.

I am running to a similar issue but can’t launch the form at all with the error “Menu ID … is not valid from the MES Menu.” I am using the ProcessCaller.LaunchForm(oTrans, “UDMES”). It is a customization of the Job Entry form. Am I using the wrong process caller for these types of custom Entry forms?

It may be that you cannot launch job entry with an MES license (data collection).

You may be forced to use the full application which requires that a full license is assigned.