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Hi

I want to implement an auto reminder like outlook that pops up at the
specified time. I think there would be some sort of timer that will check
when an appointment is due and pop-up the reminder if needed. The question
is where should I implement the timer code so that it runs regardless of if
any specific form is open or not. If I implement it in a specific form then
it is possible that the user may not have the form open and the reminder may
not pop-up when needed.

Thanks

Regards
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Create a form that opens invisible when the database does and use it's Timer
event

Mike Storr
www.veraccess.com
"John" <Jo**@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi

I want to implement an auto reminder like outlook that pops up at the
specified time. I think there would be some sort of timer that will check
when an appointment is due and pop-up the reminder if needed. The question
is where should I implement the timer code so that it runs regardless of if any specific form is open or not. If I implement it in a specific form then it is possible that the user may not have the form open and the reminder may not pop-up when needed.

Thanks

Regards

Nov 12 '05 #2

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I have heard about invisible form but how does it work? Being invisible and
auto-opening that is.

Thanks

Regards
"Mike Storr" <no****@somewhere.con> wrote in message
news:Jd*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Create a form that opens invisible when the database does and use it's Timer event

Mike Storr
www.veraccess.com
"John" <Jo**@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
news:40**********************@news.dial.pipex.com. ..
Hi

I want to implement an auto reminder like outlook that pops up at the
specified time. I think there would be some sort of timer that will check when an appointment is due and pop-up the reminder if needed. The question is where should I implement the timer code so that it runs regardless of

if
any specific form is open or not. If I implement it in a specific form

then
it is possible that the user may not have the form open and the reminder

may
not pop-up when needed.

Thanks

Regards


Nov 12 '05 #3

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If you want to open it in code then use

DoCmd.OpenForm frmName, acNormal, , , , acHidden

otherwise in Tools>Startup choose the form to open at startup. Either in the
forms OnOpen event of as the default property, set Visible=False

Mike Storr
www.veraccess.com

"John" <Jo**@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
news:40**********************@news.dial.pipex.com. ..
I have heard about invisible form but how does it work? Being invisible and auto-opening that is.

Thanks

Regards
"Mike Storr" <no****@somewhere.con> wrote in message
news:Jd*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Create a form that opens invisible when the database does and use it's

Timer
event

Mike Storr
www.veraccess.com
"John" <Jo**@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
news:40**********************@news.dial.pipex.com. ..
Hi

I want to implement an auto reminder like outlook that pops up at the
specified time. I think there would be some sort of timer that will check when an appointment is due and pop-up the reminder if needed. The question is where should I implement the timer code so that it runs regardless
of if
any specific form is open or not. If I implement it in a specific form

then
it is possible that the user may not have the form open and the
reminder may
not pop-up when needed.

Thanks

Regards



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