SystemEvents.CreateTimer Method

Creates a new window timer associated with the system events window.

Namespace: Microsoft.Win32
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public static IntPtr CreateTimer (
	int interval
public static IntPtr CreateTimer (
	int interval
public static function CreateTimer (
	interval : int
) : IntPtr
Not applicable.



Specifies the interval between timer notifications, in milliseconds.

Return Value

The ID of the new timer.

Exception typeCondition


The interval is less than or equal to zero.


System event notifications are not supported under the current context. Server processes, for example, might not support global system event notifications.


The attempt to create a system events window thread did not succeed, or the attempt to create the timer did not succeed.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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