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Make button Blink/Flash issue

Posted on 2008-10-18
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Experts,

I have the following code below and it works good but it seems to cause some kind of issue in the code window (when hit alt F-11).  What happens is difficult to explain but it is affecting my typing in the window.  I need the code to only execute if the frmFacilityDetails is open.  I think that might correct the typing issue I have in the code of other forms.  Maybe this issue is known by another expert.  

Private Sub Form_Timer()

    'FLASH OF NOTES TEXT BOX.
'IT WORKS ANDISTHEONLY PLACEI NEED IT...NOCURRENT EVENT.
Static blnRed As Boolean
If Nz(DCount("FacilityDetailsID", "tblNotesPerFacility", "FacilityDetailsID= " & Nz(Me!FacilityDetailsID.Value, 0)), 0) > 0 Then
    If blnRed = True Then
        Me.txtNotes2.ForeColor = 255
        Me.txtNotes2.FontBold = True
        blnRed = False
    Else
        Me.txtNotes2.ForeColor = vbBlack
        Me.txtNotes2.FontBold = False
        blnRed = True
    End If
Else
End If

End Sub
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Question by:Petrobras
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try breaking your codes in the current event and timer event

private sub form_current()

If Nz(DCount("FacilityDetailsID", "tblNotesPerFacility", "FacilityDetailsID= " & Nz(Me!FacilityDetailsID.Value, 0)), 0) > 0 Then

me.timerinterval=300
end if

end sub

private sub form_timer()
with me.txtNotes2
       .forecolor=iif(.forecolor=vbred,vbblack,vbred)
       .fontbold=iif(.fontbold=true,false,true)
end with
end sub
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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private sub form_timer()
Static blnRed As Boolean
with me.txtNotes2
    If blnRed = True Then
        .ForeColor = 255
        .FontBold = True
        blnRed = False
    Else
        .ForeColor = vbBlack
        .FontBold = False
        blnRed = True
    End If
end with
end sub
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by:Petrobras
ID: 22749121
Capricorn, I made the changes (Using the second on timer event posted).  The problem now is that the button blinks all the time when going from record to record instead of blinking when there is a record in tblNotesPerFacility based on the current [FacilityDetailsID].  

What do you think now?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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private sub form_current()

If Nz(DCount("FacilityDetailsID", "tblNotesPerFacility", "FacilityDetailsID= " & Nz(Me!FacilityDetailsID.Value, 0)), 0) > 0 Then

me.timerinterval=300

else

me.timerinterval=0
end if
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by:Petrobras
ID: 22749394
worked perfectly.  Thank you sir...
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 22749437
you are welcome!!!
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