Quick Timer Control Replacement

Quick Timer Control Replacement

Timer controls can be practical when you need to add a small delay in program execution. However, if you need the delay in a class module (instead of on a form), the actual control can be hard to get at. Instead, use these functions in a single code module:

 Option Explicit	Private Declare Function SetTimer Lib "user32" (ByVal _		hWnd As Long, ByVal nIDEvent As Long, ByVal uElapse _		As Long, ByVal lpTimerFunc As Long) As Long	Private Declare Function KillTimer Lib "user32" (ByVal _		hWnd As Long, ByVal nIDEvent As Long) As Long	Private m_cb As Object	Public Function timerSet(lTime As Long, cb As Object) _		As Long		Set m_cb = cb		timerSet = SetTimer(0, 0, lTime, AddressOf _			timerProcOnce)	End Function	Private Sub timerProcOnce(ByVal lHwnd As Long, ByVal _		lMsg As Long, ByVal lTimerID As Long, ByVal lTime _		As Long)		On Error Resume Next		Call KillTimer(0, lTimerID)		m_cb.cbTimer	End Sub

The class module then calls the function like this:

 	...	timerSet 10, Me	...

After 10 milliseconds, the code triggers the cbTimer method in the class module:

 Public Sub cbTimer()	' Do some stuffEnd Sub

You can also use the function on forms instead of the intrinsic Timer control.

Share the Post:
Heading photo, Metadata.

What is Metadata?

What is metadata? Well, It’s an odd concept to wrap your head around. Metadata is essentially the secondary layer of data that tracks details about the “regular” data. The regular

XDR solutions

The Benefits of Using XDR Solutions

Cybercriminals constantly adapt their strategies, developing newer, more powerful, and intelligent ways to attack your network. Since security professionals must innovate as well, more conventional endpoint detection solutions have evolved

AI is revolutionizing fraud detection

How AI is Revolutionizing Fraud Detection

Artificial intelligence – commonly known as AI – means a form of technology with multiple uses. As a result, it has become extremely valuable to a number of businesses across

AI innovation

Companies Leading AI Innovation in 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been transforming industries and revolutionizing business operations. AI’s potential to enhance efficiency and productivity has become crucial to many businesses. As we move into 2023, several

data fivetran pricing

Fivetran Pricing Explained

One of the biggest trends of the 21st century is the massive surge in analytics. Analytics is the process of utilizing data to drive future decision-making. With so much of