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Simple Timing Question

Posted on 2006-11-24
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I  have a short procedure that needs to run every x seconds, where x ranges anywhere from 1 to 100,000.  The logic is something like:

*** pseudo code ***
When  TimeSinceLastRun reaches x seconds
    procedure()
    TimeSinceLastRun = 0
Start again
*** end *****


The simple idea is to run the procedure every x seconds.  I just don't know how to code it.

I noticed in VG an object called a Timer, but I don't know how it works.

As always, any light shed on this will be appreciated and recognized with points.
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Question by:Danimal
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by:Danimal
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^^^correction, in VB, not VG, I found the Timer object.
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GrahamSkan earned 35 total points
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Put a timer control on your form and add some code like this


Sub Form_Load()
Dim s as integer
s = 3 'seconds

Timer1.Interval = s*1000 'timer interval is in millisecond units
Timer1.Enabled = True
End Sub

Sub Timer1_Timer()
      procedure()
End Sub
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