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i want to popup my form like messagebox when timer is done ...
iam doing reminder for birthdays (c#).... thanks
Posted 30-Jan-13 14:30pm
jibesh 30-Jan-13 20:44pm
what is the problem in displaying your form?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 30-Jan-13 20:44pm
Timer?! :-)
ramy fahmy 30-Jan-13 20:54pm
all in want is when the timer is done the main form popup in the center of the screen "iam new in programming"
ramy fahmy 30-Jan-13 21:16pm
and i cant stop my timer
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Solution 2

When whatever event triggers your code, I think what you are asking is to do something like

if (this.WindowState == FormWindowState.Minimized) this.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized;

So if your window is minimised, when the timer event triggers, your form will be maximised.

I would imagine you check for the date and time when the timer is triggered, then show the form if the date is the right one (rather than having a timer for each date you want to be reminded of) but you say you are a novice - so go for whatever you are comfortable with and grow from there.

timer.Stop will stop your timer.
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Solution 1

Timer?! Do you want to keep your application running for years? :-)

You would rather need some service which creates a report sends what you need. Of course, you can develop appropriate Windows Service. Only a service will keep working when you log out, and even if you restart the system, it will be started, it you use start mode "Automatic" ([^]).

But Windows already provides the service designed for such things. It is already bundled with Windows and enabled; you can use it on different levels. It is called Window Task Scheduler, see[^].

First, you can schedule events using command-line utilities AT.EXE or CSHTASKS.EXE (which is replacing AT.EXE), see:[^],[^],[^],[^].

And you also can use Window Task Scheduler API, please see:[^],[^].

To see how can you use it with .NET, see this CodeProject article: A New Task Scheduler Class Library for .NET[^].

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Solution 3

To display your Form center of the screen, set the Forms StartPosition property as CenterScreen on design timer on in your constructor.

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