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Time a form to only show for 5 seconds

Posted on 2012-03-14
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I know there is a timer event, but when the main form opens, I want it to only show for 5 seconds and then kick off a process, but can this be done in the form open event?

Private Sub Form_Open(Cancel As Integer)
    strUserId = VBUserName
       
'STOP HERE FOR FIVE SECONDS BEFORE CALLING THE PROCESS


    Call lblLMRDatabases_Click
End Sub
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Question by:ssmith94015
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by:mbizup
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Set the timer interval to 5000

and add this to the On Timer event

Docmd.close acform, me.name
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Actually if you need to start the process after the 5 seconds, place both lines of code in the Timer event, not the Open Event:



    Call lblLMRDatabases_Click
   Docmd.close acform, me.name
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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first you need to add this line in one of your regular modules

option explicit

Public Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)



Private Sub Form_Open(Cancel As Integer)
    strUserId = VBUserName
       
'STOP HERE FOR FIVE SECONDS BEFORE CALLING THE PROCESS

Sleep 5000

    Call lblLMRDatabases_Click
End Su
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by:ssmith94015
ID: 37721691
This is the version I went with.

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