OnTimer: [Event Procedure] TimerInterval: 1000NOTE: The TimerInterval setting indicates how often (in milliseconds) the application checks for user inactivity. A setting of 1000 equals 1 second.
Sub Form_Timer() ' IDLEMINUTES determines how much idle time to wait for before ' running the IdleTimeDetected subroutine. Const IDLEMINUTES = 1 Static PrevControlName As String Static PrevFormName As String Static ExpiredTime Dim ActiveFormName As String Dim ActiveControlName As String Dim ExpiredMinutes On Error Resume Next ' Get the active form and control name. ActiveFormName = Screen.ActiveForm.Name If Err Then ActiveFormName = "No Active Form" Err = 0 End If ActiveControlName = Screen.ActiveControl.Name If Err Then ActiveControlName = "No Active Control" Err = 0 End If ' Record the current active names and reset ExpiredTime if: ' 1. They have not been recorded yet (code is running ' for the first time). ' 2. The previous names are different than the current ones ' (the user has done something different during the timer ' interval). If (PrevControlName = "") Or (PrevFormName = "") _ Or (ActiveFormName <> PrevFormName) _ Or (ActiveControlName <> PrevControlName) Then PrevControlName = ActiveControlName PrevFormName = ActiveFormName ExpiredTime = 0 Else ' ...otherwise the user was idle during the time interval, so ' increment the total expired time. ExpiredTime = ExpiredTime + Me.TimerInterval End If ' Does the total expired time exceed the IDLEMINUTES? ExpiredMinutes = (ExpiredTime / 1000) / 60 If ExpiredMinutes >= IDLEMINUTES Then ' ...if so, then reset the expired time to zero... ExpiredTime = 0 ' ...and call the IdleTimeDetected subroutine. IdleTimeDetected ExpiredMinutes End IfEnd Sub
Sub IdleTimeDetected (ExpiredMinutes) Dim Msg As String Msg = "No user activity detected in the last " Msg = Msg & ExpiredMinutes & " minute(s)!" MsgBox Msg, 48End Sub
Macro Name Action ---------------------------- AutoExec OpenForm AutoExec Action Arguments ---------------------------- OpenForm Form Name: DetectIdleTime View: Form Filter Name: Where Condition: Data Mode: Edit Window Mode: HiddenYou can add code to the IdleTimeDetected procedure so that the procedureruns if there is no user activity for the amount of time specified in theIDLEMINUTES constant value. For example, you could have Access quit with the following event procedure:
Sub IdleTimeDetected (ExpiredMinutes) Application.Quit acSaveYesEnd Sub
Article ID: 210297 - Last Review: 04/28/2009 19:15:32 - Revision: 4.0