One of the processes you should learn as a beginner in Visual Basic is how to add a timer. A timer can be useful when creating games, quizzes, or to limit the time a certain page is viewed. Here are some simple steps in how to add a timer to your Visual Basic application. Please note, you can change and adapt this process to suit the needs of your Visual Basic application. The numbers and layout i have used is only for example.
Add a label to your form.
This will hold the number that you want to be linked with the timer.
Add a button to your form.
This will initiate the timer to start.
Add a timer to your form.
You can find the timer function in the toolbox -> components -> timer
Change the properties for the Timer1 component.
Under “Behavior” change “Enabled” to “False” and “Interval” to “1000”.
Double-click the Timer1 component and add the correct coding.
Double-Click the button you have used to commence the timer and add the correct coding.
Test your timer, making sure it works correctly and stops at 0.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment, just remember to save your application before you try a new function.
- Always add comments in your code so you don’t forget what a certain function is doing.
- Try to keep your coding tidy.