run a process in the background
Posted on 2005-04-25
I made a simple VB program to update my WAN IP address to an FTP website.
so I can access my home machine from work.
I didn't want to pay for commercial software for something so simple as this.
I am stubborn that way (and yes.. cheap!)
It is working well but I do not know how to make it "run in the background"
I need it to update every 15 minutes, but I am using a timer and it doesn't seem like the right thing to do. It does it's thing but seems to interupt my mouse and other functions for a few seconds.
How can I make a routine work in the background every fifteen minutes without affecting other applications?
Note: I am probably going to change it so it updates only when the wan ip is different but I still need to make it work in the background.