How do you keep time ticking on a form?

Posted on 2004-09-14
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
How do you keep time ticking on a form?

I have the following code on my form.


Is there a VB that will keep the time ticking?
Question by:tachiinii
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Expert Comment

ID: 12058068
Change the box to unbound (remove the control source). Set the form's TimerInterval property to 1000 (which is 1 sec). Now, in the OnTimer event, put this:


That should do it.

Author Comment

ID: 12058320
I'm having problems?

What would te code look like in steps?  THis is what I have so far:

Private Sub txtTime_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)


End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 12058347
No, it doesn't go in the BeforeUpdate event.

Bring up the properties of the text box. Go to the Event page. Find the Timer Interval property. Change it to 1000. Now, on the same page, click in the OnTimer row. Click the build "..." button and choose Code Builder. Paste this between the Sub and End Sub lines:

That should do it.

Author Comment

ID: 12059411
I'm in the events page of Proerties for the unbound text box and I don' see anything for the Timer Interval property?  
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Accepted Solution

shanesuebsahakarn earned 2000 total points
ID: 12059446
Both TimerInterval and Timer are form events, my mistake. Design your form and bring up the properties page. You should see them on there under the Event page, near the bottom.

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