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  1. #1
    Matt Markus Guest

    Having a system timer call my application at a certain time...

    Hi --

    I'm writing an application that is supposed to perform some processing
    everyday at 4:00 PM. Right now, I'm just using VB's timer, having it fire a
    timer event every minute and checking the time to see if it's time to run.
    However, there must be another approach. Is there any way I can have a
    system timer call my processing function at 4:00 PM everyday? Or any other
    ideas?

    Thanks!



  2. #2
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: Having a system timer call my application at a certain time...

    > Is there any way I can have a system timer call my
    > processing function at 4:00 PM everyday?


    Matt: http://www.iopus.com/guides/winscheduler.htm
    ---
    Phil Weber



  3. #3
    Matt Markus Guest

    Re: Having a system timer call my application at a certain time...

    Thanks, Phil, but I'm having the most difficult time finding this. I went to
    the site you pointed me to and followed the directions... Why should it be
    so **** hard.!? :-(

    I'm using NT 4.0.

    When I go to Add Remove/Programs.... Internet Explorer 5.5 and Internet
    Tools and select Add/Remove and then Add a component... I get the message:
    "Cannot find Windows Update Setup files on this computer. Please choose
    'Windows Update' under your Internet Explorer 'Tools' menu to add components
    to Internet Explorer"

    So, I do that and I cannot find it on Microsoft's Update page.

    Any Ideas?

    "Phil Weber" <pweber @ fawcette.com> wrote in message
    news:3bebed0b@147.208.176.211...
    > > Is there any way I can have a system timer call my
    > > processing function at 4:00 PM everyday?

    >
    > Matt: http://www.iopus.com/guides/winscheduler.htm
    > ---
    > Phil Weber
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Matt Markus Guest

    Re: Having a system timer call my application at a certain time...

    Phil: if you go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/?IE and choose Product
    Updates it will take to a page with the updates. Which one would it be, it
    doesn't say.

    Thanks again!



  5. #5
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: Having a system timer call my application at a certain time...

    > I'm using NT 4.0...Any Ideas?

    Matt: Try going to
    http://search.microsoft.com/us/dev/?...0SEARCH%20MSDN and
    searching for "windows nt schedule tasks". NT includes a Schedule service
    that you can use to accomplish the same thing, but it has only a command
    line interface (type "at /?" from a command prompt for details). If you do
    the above search on MSDN, you find several articles about the IE task
    scheduler component: how to install it, how to use it, etc.
    ---
    Phil Weber



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