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Old September 13th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Hello Imar,

I thought a new feature in Appointment application. I want to let admin choose a time (in Hours and Minutes), so that a reminder email is sent to him before actual meeting.

For example if admin creates an appointment at 11AM and a reminder time set to 30 minutes then an email at 10:30 AM should be sent automatically to admin's email.

Please tell me how this can be done.

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Hi Sophia,

I didn't write this chapter, so I can't help you. I am not sure, but I don't think the other authors follow this forum anymore.

The same applies to your message about the Chat application.

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OK I See!

But can you please give me a general idea about how we can send a reminder message on a preset time automatically in any application.

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You could create a command line tool that checks the database and sends out e-mails. You can then schedule this tool using Windows Scheduler. You could also write a windows service, although that might be overkill.

Alternatively, search the web for asp.net scheduler to see some commercial components that can do this from within your asp.net application.

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Hi Imar, yes I also googled and I found windows service one of the solutions but I also came to knew that it needs dedicated hosting, on shared hosting it might not work.

Any other method like triggers on anything else?

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Isn't that in my previous reply already?

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