Does form containing a timer control need to have focus for timer to work?

Posted on 2008-11-13
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Does form containing a timer control need to have focus for an enabled timer to work?
Question by:lee88
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clarkscott earned 2000 total points
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No.  The form must be open, though.

Also, please read about the DOEVENTS statement.
Depending on MODAL type functions, you may need to include DOEVENT inside loops, etc, to ensure the 'other' processes continue to run.

This can be tested by putting a STOP in the timer code and try running some of your other forms and routines.  If the timer is running, the STOP will occur - otherwise - add the DOEVENTS statement in your code and re-test.

Scott C
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Try this
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Timer1.Enabled = True
Timer1.Interval = 1000
End Sub
Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
End Sub

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