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automatically chaging colors

Posted on 2002-07-18
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   hi experts
  i want to automatically change the backcolor of a text box from red to green to blue and again red and i want to  repeat this cycle again and again.
   please give me a simple code which i can use in a timer
event or any other control to do this job.
  please make it simple
  thanks
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 50 total points
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'i assume that you have a timer control names timColorChange on the form,
'and the text box is names txtColored

dim arrColors(1 to 3) as long
dim arrPointer as long

Private sub Form_Load()
  arrColors(1) = vbGreen
  arrColors(2) = vbBlue
  arrColors(3) = vbRed
  arrPointer = 1

  timColorChange.Enabled = false
  timColorChange.Interval = 1000
  timColorChange.Enabled = true
End Sub

Private Sub timColorChange_Timer()
  txtColored.BackColor = arrColors(arrPointer)
  arrPointer = arrPointer+1
  if arrPointer>ubound(arrColors) then
    arrPointer = lbound(arrColors)
  end if
End Sub

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by:mcoop
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put a text box and a timer on a form...

paste away...

  Dim clrIndex As Integer
  Dim bgColr(3) As Long

Private Sub Form_Load()
  ' setup array of allowed colours
  bgColr(0) = vbRed
  bgColr(1) = vbGreen
  bgColr(2) = vbBlue
 
  Timer1.Interval = 1000
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
  ' increment and loop
  clrIndex = (clrIndex + 1) Mod 3
  ' assign backcolor to text box
  Text1.BackColor = bgColr(clrIndex)
End Sub
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