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Multiple active forms? [message #79099] Wed, 24 April 2002 07:01 Go to next message
Dave Hemming
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Registered: April 2002
Junior Member
Hi,
My current project requires some regularly updating stats windows, showing current outstanding work. Not a problem - a Timer requeries the database every 3 seconds and updates the form.
HOWEVER, it's practically a requirement that this form continue to update *even though the user has another form in focus*. The application consists of lots of little forms that often update via timers, and these forms in the MDI must continue to update every 3 seconds even if they are not the active window.

Any ideas?

Dave
Re: Multiple active forms? [message #79110 is a reply to message #79099] Fri, 26 April 2002 02:22 Go to previous message
Dave Hemming
Messages: 2
Registered: April 2002
Junior Member
Never mind. *cough*
It turns out that despite the entire Dev team being convinced to the contrary, that timers fire even if they're not the focus form. In fact, we discovered that if you've got two RUNTIMES going, and the one on the timer doesn't have Windows focus, it STILL fires and updates the screen every 3 seconds.
How cool is that?

Dave
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