Form.TimerInterval property (Access)

Use the TimerInterval property to specify the interval, in milliseconds, between Timer events on a form. Read/write Long.



expression A variable that represents a Form object.


The TimerInterval property setting is a Long Integer value between 0 and 2,147,483,647.

You can set this property by using the form's property sheet, a macro, or Visual Basic.


When using Visual Basic, you set the TimerInterval property in the form's Load event.

To run Visual Basic code at intervals specified by the TimerInterval property, put the code in the form's Timer event procedure. For example, to requery records every 30 seconds, put the code to requery the records in the form's Timer event procedure, and then set the TimerInterval property to 30000.


The following example shows how to create a flashing button on a form by displaying and hiding an icon on the button. The form's Load event procedure sets the form's TimerInterval property to 1000 so that the icon display is toggled once every second.

Sub Form_Load() 
    Me.TimerInterval = 1000 
End Sub 
Sub Form_Timer() 
    Static intShowPicture As Integer 
    If intShowPicture Then 
        ' Show icon. 
        Me!btnPicture.Picture = "C:\Icons\Flash.ico" 
        ' Don't show icon. 
        Me!btnPicture.Picture = "" 
    End If 
    intShowPicture = Not intShowPicture 
End Sub

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