To start with you can ping another node by
where txtWeb.Text is an IP address or DNS address
If you just want to do the occasional ping then that should suffice. If you want to use it to repeatedly monitor another address while you do other things then you should use a BackgroundWorker. This could run in another thread and update a status variable available to the main thread. It's not that hard to do and if you want to go that route I can show you how.
thx! i do wanna go that route.
Try the following (I zipped and attached the project folder). Feel free to ask any follow-up questions. Start the program. The starting address is www.google.com but feel free to replace this with another name or IP address. You can modify the address while the thread is running. Try various IP addresses to see the status change.
Public Class Form1 'Background threads cannot write to controls in other threads. In order to update 'the status label you have to access it through a delegate. You'll see how this 'works in the UpdateStatus Sub. Private Delegate Sub UpdateStatusDelegate(text As String) Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing 'If the background thread is active, kill it. We already have the code in 'the button click handler so let's just use that. If btnStart.Text = "Stop" Then btnStart.PerformClick() End If End Sub Private Sub btnStart_Click(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnStart.Click 'We'll start and stop the background worker using one button. We'll toggle 'the button text as we change states between running to stopped. Dim btn As Button = sender If btn.Text = "Start" Then 'start the background thread btn.Text = "Stop" bgwPing.RunWorkerAsync() Else btn.Text = "Start" bgwPing.CancelAsync() 'tell the background thread to stop itself End If End Sub Private Sub UpdateStatus(text As String) 'The InvokeRequired method returns True if the thread that calls it 'is running from a different thread. In that case we create a delegate 'to do the update of the control's text otherwise we can update the 'text directly. If lblStatus.InvokeRequired Then Dim dlg As New UpdateStatusDelegate(AddressOf UpdateStatus) Me.Invoke(dlg, text) Else lblStatus.Text = TimeOfDay & " " & text End If End Sub Private Sub bgwPing_DoWork(sender As System.Object, e As System.ComponentModel.DoWorkEventArgs) Handles bgwPing.DoWork Do 'If the foreground thread requested a cancellation then set the 'appropriate flag and exit the loop. If bgwPing.CancellationPending Then e.Cancel = True Exit Do End If 'do the ping and update the status label If My.Computer.Network.Ping(txtAddress.Text) Then UpdateStatus("Responding") Else UpdateStatus("Not Responding") End If 'suspend for five seconds before the next ping System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(5000) Loop End Sub End Class
u misunderstand me. i want to make a program like pinger, the free unlimited texting website. pinger.com/textfree forget it. its probably 2 advanced anyway. espacially for a begginer lik me.
I can see that that is considerably different from what I thought.
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