Create a Timer To Run In the Background
Posted on 2003-03-18
Hi, I'm developing a reminder software using visual basic 6 to remind the user of a message on a certain date and time. The user gets to set a certain time and date and message. I calculated the difference between the current date and time and the date and time which was set and converted it to seconds. Then i pass it to Call Starttimer(seconds) . The timer starts and displays the message after the certain seconds.
I used timer apis (settimer and killtimer). I realised the timer api doesn't run when the PC is shutdown or when the program is not running. Is there anyway that i can implement a timer which runs in the "background" even when the PC is shutdown? Pardon me for any mistakes in my question.