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Using VB Timer to set an script to run at Particular Time

Posted on 2003-02-20
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Hi guys,

Could someone guide me how to use Timer to set a particular script to run at particular time...

let's i wan ABC script (database back up script) to run at every friday  on 10 pm....

pls guide me how to set the timer...thank you
Question by:cykerk

Accepted Solution

Drizzt95 earned 200 total points
ID: 7992075
Your better off using the windows scheduler.
If you use the standard vb timer it will use up too many resources on your pc.

If you want I do have a script that uses the windows timer event and uses almost no resources but the scheduler is still the easiest way.

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ID: 7996436
create 2 textboxes text1 and text2, then create a timer
called timer1

set the interval of the timer to 100

and place this code in your form

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
Text1.Text = Format(Time, "hh:mm:ss AMPM")
If Text1.Text = "10:00:00 PM" Then
Select Case Weekday(Date)
Case vbSaturday
shell "start placethenameofyourscripthere"
End Select
End If
End Sub

this should work

Greetings Erik


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ID: 7996443

change Case vbSaturday to Case vbfriday sorry my mistake

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