Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

setting  timer advise needed

Posted on 1999-01-15
2
Medium Priority
?
148 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
hello there
i need a event(simple screen capture) to trigger every 15-20 minutes .The question is what is the best way to do it.The timer that is(not the capture).
i would prefer to be as near to 20 minutes as possible
Any Assistance appreciated
Regards Barry
0
Comment
Question by:inthe
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
rwilson032697 earned 200 total points
ID: 1356846
Use a TTimer. Set the enabled property to true, and the interval property to 20*60*1000 milliseconds. Your OnTimer event will be fired every 20 minutes.

For small numbers of timers they are OK, for larger numbers they are resource hogs and can be managed in better ways.

Cheers,

Raymond.
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:inthe
ID: 1356847
thanks Raymond
now i feel silly
i thought timer had a limitation and i could'nt set it that long
oh well nevermind,live and learn
Regards Barry
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The uses clause is one of those things that just tends to grow and grow. Most of the time this is in the main form, as it's from this form that all others are called. If you have a big application (including many forms), the uses clause in the in…
Have you ever had your Delphi form/application just hanging while waiting for data to load? This is the article to read if you want to learn some things about adding threads for data loading in the background. First, I'll setup a general applica…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
Suggested Courses

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question