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TASK_TRIGGER structure

Defines the times to run a scheduled work item.

Syntax


typedef struct _TASK_TRIGGER {
  WORD               cbTriggerSize;
  WORD               Reserved1;
  WORD               wBeginYear;
  WORD               wBeginMonth;
  WORD               wBeginDay;
  WORD               wEndYear;
  WORD               wEndMonth;
  WORD               wEndDay;
  WORD               wStartHour;
  WORD               wStartMinute;
  DWORD              MinutesDuration;
  DWORD              MinutesInterval;
  DWORD              rgFlags;
  TASK_TRIGGER_TYPE  TriggerType;
  TRIGGER_TYPE_UNION Type;
  WORD               Reserved2;
  WORD               wRandomMinutesInterval;
} TASK_TRIGGER, *PTASK_TRIGGER;

Members

cbTriggerSize

Size of this structure, in bytes.

Reserved1

For internal use only; this value must be zero.

wBeginYear

Year that the task trigger activates. This value must be four digits (1997, not 97). The beginning year must be specified when setting a task.

wBeginMonth

Month of the year (specified in the wBeginYear member) that the task trigger activates. The beginning month must be specified when setting a task.

wBeginDay

Day of the month (specified in the wBeginMonth member) that the task trigger activates. The beginning day must be specified when setting a task.

wEndYear

Year that the task trigger deactivates. This value must be four digits (1997, not 97).

wEndMonth

Month of the year (specified in the wEndYear member) that the task trigger deactivates.

wEndDay

Day of the month (specified in the wEndMonth member) that the task trigger deactivates.

wStartHour

Hour of the day the task runs. This value is on a 24-hour clock; hours go from 00 to 23.

wStartMinute

Minute of the hour (specified in the wStartHour member) that the task runs.

MinutesDuration

Number of minutes after the task starts that the trigger will remain active. The number of minutes specified here must be greater than or equal to the MinutesInterval setting.

For example, if you start a task at 8:00 A.M. and want to repeatedly start the task until 5:00 P.M., there would be 540 minutes in the duration.

MinutesInterval

Number of minutes between consecutive task executions. This number is counted from the start of the previous scheduled task. The number of minutes specified here must be less than the MinutesDuration setting.

For example, to run a task every hour from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., set this field to 60.

rgFlags

Value that describes the behavior of the trigger. This value is a combination of the following flags.

TASK_TRIGGER_FLAG_HAS_END_DATE

Trigger structure's end date is valid. If this flag is not set, the end date data is ignored and the trigger will be valid indefinitely.

TASK_TRIGGER_FLAG_KILL_AT_DURATION_END

Task will be terminated at the end of the active trigger's lifetime. At the duration end, the Task Scheduler sends a WM_CLOSE message to the associated application. If WM_CLOSE cannot be sent (for example, the application has no windows) or the application has not exited within three minutes of the receiving WM_CLOSE, the Task Scheduler terminates the application using TerminateProcess.

TASK_TRIGGER_FLAG_DISABLED

Task trigger is inactive.

TriggerType

A TASK_TRIGGER_TYPE enumerated value that specifies the type of trigger. This member is used with Type. The type of trigger specified here determines which fields of the TRIGGER_TYPE_UNION specified in Type member will be used. Trigger type is based on when the trigger will run the task.

Type

A TRIGGER_TYPE_UNION structure that specifies details about the trigger. Note that the TriggerType member determines which fields of the TRIGGER_TYPE_UNION union will be used.

Reserved2

For internal use only; this value must be zero.

wRandomMinutesInterval

Not currently used.

Remarks

These times may include the start time, end time, duration, and modification flags for the work item. Note that when setting a trigger, the beginning day month and year must be set.

Note  A scheduled work item can have one or more triggers defined. The times that the work item will run is the union of all the triggers defined for that item.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Mstask.h

See also

Task Scheduler 2.0 Trigger Interfaces
IScheduledWorkItem::CreateTrigger
ITaskTrigger::GetTrigger
ITaskTrigger::SetTrigger
TASK_TRIGGER_TYPE
TRIGGER_TYPE_UNION

 

 

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