For this project you will need:
A label, Timer, Shape and a combo box.
This will be done in four easy steps in one tutorial.
Step one create a new project call prjTimers and create one form called frmEggTimer. If you haven't already created a label and timer do so. In the general declaration section at the top of the code type:
Dim SecondsCounter As Integer Dim Boiling As Boolean
Step two, in the form load procedure type:
Label1.Visible = False timeLimit = 1 SecondsCounter = timeLimit * 60 'You can Change the Interval to a lower number to make the timer faster Timer1.Interval = 1000 Timer1.Enabled = True Boiling = True
Step three double click Timer1 and in the Timer1.timer() procedure type:
Static NumberofSeconds As Integer Dim msg As String 'If you wanted you could change the message msg = "Your egg is ready!" NumberofSeconds = NumberofSeconds + 1 If Boiling = True Then 'You can Change the color to one you like Shape1.BackColor = &H40c0& Boiling = False Else 'You can Change the color to one you like Shape1.BackColor = &H4080& Boiling = True End If If NumberofSeconds = SecondsCounter Then Label1.Visible = True Label1.Caption = msg Timer1.Enabled = False End If
Step four making sure you have your combo box and in Form_Load procedure type:
Label1.Visible = False Combo1.AddItem "Soft Boiled" Combo1.AddItem "Medium Boiled" Combo1.AddItem "Hard Boiled"
In Combo1_Click procedure type:
Dim X As String X = combo1.text Select Case X Case "Soft Boiled" timeLimit = 1 Case "Medium Boiled" timeLimit = 2 Case "Hard Boiled" timeLimit = 3 End Select SecoundsCounter = timeLimit * 60 'You can Change the Interval to a lower number to make the timer faster Timer1.Interval = 1000 Timer1.Enabled =True
Now you can test this out by pressing F5. I have commented on certain things that you can edit so have fun.
If you have any problems just comment or contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or if you have any questions.