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Getting the Timer to start

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I setup a Timer and start it with all the instructions I know of.  However, it does not go to the Timer procedure until after what I am trying to time has finished.

My code:

PRIVATE SUB
        ' I START THE TIMER
        Timer_Progress.Interval = 1000
        Timer_Progress.Enabled = True
        Timer_Progress.Start()

        ' I TURN ON MY PROGRESS BAR
        ProgressBar1.Value = 0
        ProgressBar1.BackColor = Color.Goldenrod
        ProgressBar1.ForeColor = Color.Gold
        ProgressBar1.Visible = True

       more code
       .
       .    
        Timer_Progress.Enabled = False
END SUB

AS IT CYCLES THRU MY CODE I WANT THE BELOW PROCEDURE TO EXECUTE TO ADVANCE MY PROGRESS BAR, BUT IT ONLY GOES THERE AFTER THE ENTIRE ABOVE CODE HAS FINISHED.

 Private Sub Timer_Progress_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer_Progress.Tick
        ProgressBar1.Value = ProgressBar1.Value + 5
    End Sub

Any ideas?
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try reordering the timer command to enable it before setting the interval and start
Jorge PaulinoIT Pro/Developer
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For that you don't need a timer, you only have to do your increments in the sub, like:
ProgressBar1.Value = 0
ProgressBar1.BackColor = Color.Goldenrod
ProgressBar1.ForeColor = Color.Gold
ProgressBar1.Visible = True
'  some code
ProgressBar1.Value  = 10
' other code
ProgressBar1.Value = 20
' more code
ProgressBar1.Value = 30
 
etc
 
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Commented:
I had ProgressBar1.Value  = 10, 20 etc., but dealing with Forms copying hung it up.
Appreciate your help.  Reordering Enable command did not change.
Placing  Application.DoEvents() worked, but had to place it all thru code.
I increment 5 and this fills in the remaining gap at the end of procedure
        Do Until ProgressBar1.Value = 100
            Application.DoEvents()
        Loop
Thank You Genius's
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