SetIntervalin vbscript

Posted on 2002-07-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Can anyone tell me the solution to this:
I have text fading from white to blue using the setInterval function.

I have:
fontint = setInterval("changeColor",50)

Sub changeColor()
... Then the rest of the code to change the color

It works fine but when it's finished fading I want setInterval to stop. It continues calling that function after it's finished.
Microsoft DHTML documentation says (about SetInterval):
"Returns an integer identifier representing the interval. Use this identifier to clear (stop) the interval."

I have tried setting fontint to null and zero but it makes no difference. I have also tried this:
fontint = setInterval("changeColor",0)

and this,

fontint = setInterval("",0)

Please any ideas would be very welcome.

Question by:Rhods
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Expert Comment

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instead of using setInterval, call setTimeout from the sub like this:

   sub changeColor

     'your change-color code here

     if ( notFinishedFading ) then
     end if

   end sub

and instead of this,

   fontint = setInterval("changeColor",0)

just do this

   call changeColor
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Accepted Solution

CJ_S earned 300 total points
ID: 7164230
declare global:
dim myinterval

myinterval = setInterval("changecolor", 100)

and to stop:

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