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Count-IT IntelliCounter

Purpose of IntelliCounter

IntelliCounter is a small countdown tool. It is used to see the remaining time until a certain moment, with a precision of one second. I wrote the program for someone who wanted to see the remaining time until his holiday.

The application will ask you to enter a date/time when you first launch it. Then the countdown will start. The entered date/time are stored on your computer so next time you launch the application it will automatically load the stored date/time.

The date/time are stored in your Windows Registry, a central database with all Windows settings. They are assigned to the executable name of your IntelliCounter.exe program. In other words: you can run multiple counters by copying the IntelliCounter.exe executable to different filenames. So the files IntelliCount1.exe and IntelliCount2.exe would have their own settings.

The date/time for a certain counter can be erased easily by right-clicking on the countdown screen.

Windows Registry

The date/time settings for all of your timers are stored in the Windows Registry. You can find them under the following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\IntelliCounter

You can easily remove all stored data by removing the IntelliCounter subkey. You can do this automatically by executing my removeIntelliCounterSettings.reg registry key. Just double click this file to execute it. It will cause the Windows registry editor to delete all stored settings. This .REG file only contains a few lines of code, you can verify this by opening the file in a text editor like NotePad.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\IntelliCounter]		


REG files are a powerful tool to import new data into your Windows Registry. You should *NEVER* run a downloaded .REG file without looking at its contents. A malicious .REG file can cause many damage to a Windows system.


Due to the nature of the program IntelliCount comes without a setup application (You need multiple copies of the program to run multiple timers).

The software is written in Visual Basic .NET framework V3.5. So you need to have this framework on your computer before you can run the application. This version of the framework has been released for a while now, so chances are high you already have it. Otherwise you can download it for free from the Microsoft website.

Copyright ©1998-2017 Vanderhaegen Bart - last modified: August 24, 2013