Visual Basic Code of the Week (COTW)
Issue #35
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Requirements for this Issue

The source code in this issue is designed for Visual Basic 4.0 and above.

In this Issue

This issue will introduced a timed message box. What this means is that you can show a message box that will "Click Ok" automatically after a certain number of seconds. This is useful for applications that run unattended sometimes but you still want to show messages boxes.

Timed Message Box (frmTimedMsgBox)


This issue is a little different from others because it is going to use a form instead of a module or class module. You will need to add a new form to your project (change the Name property to frmTimedMsgBox), add a Timer control (change the Name property to tmrMsg), Command Button (change the Name property to cmdActions) and Label (change the Name property to lblMsg) . After you do this, press F7 to get to the source code and paste in the source that appears near the end of this issue.


Public Sub ShowMessage(sMsg As String, lDelay As Long)