A common news group question goes something like:

The VB timer's interval is limited to about one second (65,535
milliseconds). How do I run an application that wakes up twice a day to
perform a scheduled function?

Last year I wrote a function I call 'DoneRecently' which uses a duration and
a last done time. It returns True only when the last done date/time plus the
duration is greater than the current time. You could use this function to
write a routine that 'wakes-up' every so often and performs some scheduled
task. So the function 'DoneRecently' becomes the tip-of-the-month.

You can check out the tip by linking to:


then look for the October 2001 tip.

Larry Rebich