One of the processes that you should learn as a beginner to Visual Basic is adding a timer. The timer can be useful when creating a game, quiz, or if you want to limit the time you can view a certain page. Here are a few easy steps that will guide you through how to add a timer to your Visual Basic application. Please note - you can change and adapt this process to suit all your needs. We will only use numbers and layouts as an example.
Step 1. Add a label to your form
It will contain the number that you want to associate with the timer.
Step 2. Add a button to the form
It will start the timer.
Step 3. Add a timer to the form
You can find the timer function in the toolbar -> components -> timer.
Step 4. Modify the properties of the Timer1 components
Under Behavior, change Enabled to False and set Interval to 1000.
Step 5. Double click on the "Timer1" component and add the correct encoding
Step 6. Double click the button you used to start the timer and add the correct encoding
Step 7. Start the timer
Test your timer to make sure it is working correctly and stops at "0".
- Try to keep your coding neat.
- Always add comments to your code so that you don't forget what a particular function is doing.
- Feel free to experiment, just remember to save your work before trying to add a new feature.