LinkTimeout Property

See Also24HTL0Q

Applies To

Label3MNIZ8D, picture box31MYIWX, text boxYPYZDG.


Determines the amount of time a control waits for a response to a DDEDEFDDE message.


[form.]{ label|picturebox|textbox}.LinkTimeout[ = duration ]


By default, the LinkTimeout property is set to 50 (equivalent to 5 seconds).  You can specify other settings in tenths of a second.

DDE response time from sourceO9K12R applications varies.  Use this property to adjust the time a destinationHF8UZ8 control waits for a response from a source application.  This helps avoid generating an error by Visual Basic if a given source application takes too long to respond.


Note   The maximum length of time that a control can wait is 65535 tenths of a second, or about 1 hour 49 minutes.  Setting LinkTimeout to -1 tells the control to wait the maximum length of time for a response in a DDE conversation.  The user can force the control to stop waiting by pressing the Esc key.


Data Type


See Also


LinkClose Event17O5TU0

LinkItem Property2NMGNS5

LinkMode PropertyM1RK6S

LinkOpen EventM1TL81

LinkSend MethodH24SKI

LinkTopic PropertyEVWV3S



Programmer's Guide:

Chapter 20, "Communicating with Other Applications"