Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Timer Event

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Occurs when a preset interval for a Timer control has elapsed. The interval's frequency is stored in the control's Interval property, which specifies the length of time in milliseconds.


Private Sub object_Timer([index As Integer])

The Timer event syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object An object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.
index An integer that uniquely identifies a control if it's in a control array.


Use this event procedure to tell Visual Basic what to do after each Timer control interval has elapsed. When you're working with the Timer event:

  • The Interval property specifies the interval between Timer events in milliseconds.

  • Whenever the Timer control's Enabled property is set to True and the Interval property is greater than 0, the Timer event waits for the period specified in the Interval property.