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How can I make the Flexgrid control flash/blink

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I have an application that uses the flexgrid control to display an appointment schedule.  Each block may consist of a different background color.  I would like to have the background color blink or flash when an appointment has arrived to make it stand out on the schedule (the appointment checks in at a self-serve kiosk).  Can this be done with the MS flexgrid?  What code can be used to make it blink?
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use timer

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Would that not require I query the database of appointments every time the timer is fired to determine which cells should have the color changed?  That could make things pretty slow.
NO, you do not have to query the database every time the timer elapsed. When you load the flexgrid with description of the appt and time, you use the timer that loops through the cells and check the time and date you have stored in it to decide which cell should be blinking. Each time the timer elapsed, change the cell color and scan the other cells for new cell to blink.

I hope I explain it well.

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Okay, then how would I cycle through all of the cells?  My current code adds the cells from data in the database (column, row).
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