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I have a GUI in which I would like to periodically check a) if a text file has been modified and B) if the names of a file inside a directory have changed.

I don't want to put it right inside my While(1) loop because either it will be checking too often (I don't want to be accessing these files any more often than necessary - they're on a network used by other people) or slowing down my GUI response if I add a delay.

Is there any way that I can regularly call my "check files" function without disturbing my main GUI and without checking many times per second?

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Not sure about the resource constraint, but you can use FSO to get the modified date/time into a variable, and only read the file if the next loops FSO modified date/time changes (then set the variable to the new date/time).

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