IRegistrationTrigger::put_Delay method (taskschd.h)

Gets or sets the amount of time between when the task is registered and when the task is started. The format for this string is PnYnMnDTnHnMnS, where nY is the number of years, nM is the number of months, nD is the number of days, 'T' is the date/time separator, nH is the number of hours, nM is the number of minutes, and nS is the number of seconds (for example, PT5M specifies 5 minutes and P1M4DT2H5M specifies one month, four days, two hours, and five minutes).

This property is read/write.


HRESULT put_Delay(
  BSTR delay



Return value



When reading or writing XML for a task, the boot delay is specified using the Delay element of the Task Scheduler schema.

If a task with a delayed registration trigger is registered, and the computer that the task is registered on is shutdown or restarted during the delay (before the task runs), then the task will not run and the delay will be lost.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header taskschd.h
Library Taskschd.lib
DLL Taskschd.dll

See also


Task Scheduler