Hi! I am new in here and I am also new to VB! I am currently learning VB and I have a project!
I am having a few problems with my project and I hope you guys can help me!
I am creating a quiz generator. I want to insert a timer for the submit button. I am using ms access to contain all the questions. The user is supposed to do 20 questions and I want to limit to 30 secs for every qn. I want to insert a timer such that, if the user does not click the submit button within the given time, the next qn should appear.
make the timer interval = 30000
and in the event "yourTimer_Timer()" put your code to navigate to the next question ,
this event will be acceed every 30000 milliseconds = 30 seconds ...
you may also need to check if in this interval the user has answered or not to get the results and reset the timer ..
If your form is referencing a recordset object that has the questions in it, one for each record, then in your timer event you just need to do a rs.MoveNext and then check the rs.EOF flag so you know when you have finished with the last record/question.
I am still not able to get it! Can help me by showing a sample code. Thanks!
What u can't do ? I mean u need help in timer or in database ?
What u have tried to do ? u stoped where ? post your try and we will help u update it .
The following is the original code without the timer.
Option Explicit On
Option Strict On
Public Class QuizForm
Public score As String
Public qnsAttempted As String
' If user does not want to continue the quiz,
' a message would pop up to confirm.
Private Sub endQuizButton_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles endQuizButton.Click
Dim button As DialogResult
button = MessageBox.Show("Are you sure you want to end quiz?", "Quit", _
MessageBoxButtons.YesNo, MessageBoxIcon.Exclamation, _
' If the user clicks yes on the message box,
' the particulars form, the instructions form and the quiz form would close.
' This would ensure a proper exit of the entire program.
If button = Windows.Forms.DialogResult.Yes Then
Me.Visible = False
Private Sub QuizForm_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
'TODO: This line of code loads data into the 'VbQuizDataSet.Questions' table. You can move, or remove it, as needed.
' shows the instructions dialog box when quiz form loads.
Private Sub submitButton_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles submitButton.Click
Dim recPtrPos As Integer
Dim userAnswer As String = ""
Static numCorrect As Integer
Static numIncorrect As Integer
Dim questionsAttempted As Integer
Dim randomGenerator As New Random
Dim randomNumber1 As Integer
Dim randomNumber2 As Integer
Dim randomNumber3 As Integer
Dim randomNumber4 As Integer
Dim randomNumber5 As Integer
Dim randomNumber6 As Integer
Dim randomNumber7 As Integer
Dim randomNumber8 As Integer
Dim randomNumber9 As Integer
Dim randomNumber10 As Integer
Dim randomNumber11 As Integer
Dim randomNumber12 As Integer
Dim randomNumber13 As Integer
Dim randomNumber14 As Integer
Dim randomNumber15 As Integer
Dim randomNumber16 As Integer
Dim randomNumber17 As Integer
Dim randomNumber18 As Integer
Dim randomNumber19 As Integer
Dim randomNumber20 As Integer
' store position of record pointer
recPtrPos = QuestionsBindingSource.Position
' determines selected radio button, which
' represents the user's answer
If optionARadioButton.Checked = True Or optionBRadioButton.Checked = True Or _
optionCRadioButton.Checked = True Or optionDRadioButton.Checked = True Then
Select Case True
userAnswer = optionARadioButton.Text.Replace("&", "")
userAnswer = optionBRadioButton.Text.Replace("&", "")
userAnswer = optionCRadioButton.Text.Replace("&", "")
userAnswer = optionDRadioButton.Text.Replace("&", "")
MessageBox.Show("Please choose an option!", "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, _
' Update number of correct answers
If userAnswer = _
numCorrect = numCorrect + 1
numIncorrect = numIncorrect + 1
' Show number of correct answers in score textbox
score = Convert.ToString(numCorrect)
scoreTextBox.Text = score
' Show number of questions attempted in questions attempted textbox
questionsAttempted = numCorrect + numIncorrect
qnsAttempted = Convert.ToString(questionsAttempted)
questionsAttemptedTextBox.Text = qnsAttempted
' generates random numbers which are greater or equal to 0 and lesser than 8
randomNumber1 = randomGenerator.Next(0, 2)
randomNumber2 = randomGenerator.Next(2, 4)
randomNumber3 = randomGenerator.Next(4, 6)
randomNumber4 = randomGenerator.Next(6, 8)
randomNumber5 = randomGenerator.Next(8, 10)
randomNumber6 = randomGenerator.Next(10, 12)
randomNumber7 = randomGenerator.Next(12, 14)
randomNumber8 = randomGenerator.Next(14, 16)
randomNumber9 = randomGenerator.Next(16, 18)
randomNumber10 = randomGenerator.Next(18, 20)
randomNumber11 = randomGenerator.Next(20, 22)
randomNumber12 = randomGenerator.Next(22, 24)
randomNumber13 = randomGenerator.Next(24, 26)
randomNumber14 = randomGenerator.Next(26, 28)
randomNumber15 = randomGenerator.Next(28, 30)
randomNumber16 = randomGenerator.Next(30, 32)
randomNumber17 = randomGenerator.Next(32, 34)
randomNumber18 = randomGenerator.Next(34, 36)
randomNumber19 = randomGenerator.Next(36, 38)
randomNumber20 = randomGenerator.Next(38, 40)
' chooses the record from the database according to
' the random number that is created
' after 20 questions have been completed the dialog box appears
If questionsAttempted = 0 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber1
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 1 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber2
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 2 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber3
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 3 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber4
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 4 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber5
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 5 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber6
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 6 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber7
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 7 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber8
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 8 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber9
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 9 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber10
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 10 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber11
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 11 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber12
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 12 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber13
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 13 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber14
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 14 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber15
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 15 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber16
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 16 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber17
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 17 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber18
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 18 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber19
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 19 Then
QuestionsBindingSource.Position = randomNumber20
ElseIf questionsAttempted = 20 Then
Me.Visible = False
' unchecks all radio buttons when moving on to next question
optionARadioButton.Checked = False
optionBRadioButton.Checked = False
optionCRadioButton.Checked = False
optionDRadioButton.Checked = False
I want to insert the timer such that each qn has a time limit of 30 secs. If the user has not checked any of the radio buttons and click the submit button and there is still time for the qn, an error message must pop up. If the user has not checked any of the radio button and the time is up, the qn should be cosidered as attempted and that qn should also be considered wrong.
Ah u r talking about vb.net .. I don't use it frequently but I'll try to tell u the general idea with a simple code example and maybe anyone correct my code if it contains mistakes.
-first put a new timer control in your form and call it "timer1" say.
-in the timer1 proprieties choose the interval to be : 30000 (=30 seconds)
-now in the timer1_timer() event (for the timer1) put a code like this :
also you need to reset the timer afte the submitbutton has been clicked, I mean in the end of its click() event put this code :
if not (optionARadioButton.Checked or optionBRadioButton.Checked or _
optionCRadioButton.Checked or optionDRadioButton.Checked) then
MessageBox.Show("Time over for this question !")
nextques() 'function to go to next ques.
'it's a traditional method to reset timer:
to have a better code you can put all the nesseray code for navigate to the next question in an external function nextques() say and call it in the event click for submitbutton and in the previous if condition insteed of repeating the code ... also you can reduce your code using arrays [reduce size and stress].
I just started learning arrays and function. I should be able to use ur method once I have shrunk the coding...
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