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Duration (repetitionType) Element

Specifies how long the pattern is repeated. The format for this string is PnYnMnDTnHnMnS, where nY is the number of years, nM is the number of months, nD is the number of days, 'T' is the date/time separator, nH is the number of hours, nM is the number of minutes, and nS is the number of seconds (for example, PT5M specifies 5 minutes and P1M4DT2H5M specifies one month, four days, two hours, and five minutes). For more information about the duration type, see If no value is specified for the duration, then the pattern is repeated indefinitely. The minimum value is one minute.

<xs:element name="Duration"

The element is defined by the repetitionType complex type.

Parent element

ElementDerived fromDescription
Repetition repetitionType

Specifies how often the task is run and how long the repetition pattern is repeated after the task is started.


For scripting applications, the duration of the pattern is specified using the RepetitionPattern.Duration property.

For C++ applications, the duration of the pattern is specified using the IRepetitionPattern::Duration property.


The following XML defines a repetition pattern for a trigger.



Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

See also

Task Scheduler Schema Elements
Task Scheduler



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