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How can I run a piece of code every five minutes?

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I've been reading up on System.Timers.Timer and System.Threading.Timer, but I can't seem to make the synaptic leap between my n00bness and the answer.  Basically, I just want to run a piece of code every five minutes.  Right now it's running on a button click.  I'd rather have it just run every five minutes on its own so the user can minimize the application and only worry about it when something happens.  So, how do I make a line of code run at a timed interval?
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Add a timer to the form (in components on left). Set its interval to 300,000 - (1000 is abouta  second, so 300K is about 5 minutes). Make sure it's enabled property is set to true.
Double click the timer control - takes you to the tick event. This fires everytime the interval is reached. Call the code you want to code.

Also, investigate services.
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T5GGLL_enUS264US264&q=C%23+Services
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I meant "Call the code you want to run."
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Easiest 500 points you'll earn all day?  Maybe!  Thanks a ton!  Now my app is complete.

My next version will run as a service.  I'm a new developer, so I'm taking baby steps.  Nonetheless, this thing would be better for the user if it were a service.

Jeremy
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