Timer Constructors

Definition

Initializes a new instance of the Timer class.

Overloads

Timer()

Initializes a new instance of the Timer class, and sets all the properties to their initial values.

Timer(Double)

Initializes a new instance of the Timer class, and sets the Interval property to the specified number of milliseconds.

Timer()

Initializes a new instance of the Timer class, and sets all the properties to their initial values.

public:
 Timer();
public Timer ();
Public Sub New ()

Examples

The following example instantiates a Timer object that fires its Timer.Elapsed event every two seconds (2000 milliseconds), sets up an event handler for the event, and starts the timer. The event handler displays the value of the ElapsedEventArgs.SignalTime property each time it is raised.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Timers;

public ref class Example
{
private:
    static System::Timers::Timer^ aTimer;

public:
    static void Demo()
    {
        // Create a timer and set a two second interval.
        aTimer = gcnew System::Timers::Timer();
        aTimer->Interval = 2000;

        // Hook up the Elapsed event for the timer. 
        aTimer->Elapsed += gcnew System::Timers::ElapsedEventHandler(Example::OnTimedEvent);

        // Have the timer fire repeated events (true is the default)
        aTimer->AutoReset = true;

        // Start the timer
        aTimer->Enabled = true;

        Console::WriteLine("Press the Enter key to exit the program at any time... ");
        Console::ReadLine();
    }

private:
    static void OnTimedEvent(Object^ source, System::Timers::ElapsedEventArgs^ e)
    {
        Console::WriteLine("The Elapsed event was raised at {0}", e->SignalTime);
    }
};

int main()
{
    Example::Demo();
}
// The example displays output like the following: 
//       Press the Enter key to exit the program at any time... 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:48:58 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:00 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:02 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:04 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:06 PM 

using System;
using System.Timers;

public class Example
{
    private static Timer aTimer;

    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create a timer and set a two second interval.
        aTimer = new System.Timers.Timer();
        aTimer.Interval = 2000;

        // Hook up the Elapsed event for the timer. 
        aTimer.Elapsed += OnTimedEvent;

        // Have the timer fire repeated events (true is the default)
        aTimer.AutoReset = true;

        // Start the timer
        aTimer.Enabled = true;

        Console.WriteLine("Press the Enter key to exit the program at any time... ");
        Console.ReadLine();
    }

    private static void OnTimedEvent(Object source, System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("The Elapsed event was raised at {0}", e.SignalTime);
    }
}
// The example displays output like the following: 
//       Press the Enter key to exit the program at any time... 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:48:58 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:00 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:02 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:04 PM 
//       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:06 PM 
Imports System.Timers

Public Module Example
    Private aTimer As Timer

    Public Sub Main()
        ' Create a timer and set a two second interval.
        aTimer = New System.Timers.Timer()
        aTimer.Interval = 2000

        ' Hook up the Elapsed event for the timer.  
        AddHandler aTimer.Elapsed, AddressOf OnTimedEvent

        ' Have the timer fire repeated events (true is the default)
        aTimer.AutoReset = True

        ' Start the timer
        aTimer.Enabled = True

        Console.WriteLine("Press the Enter key to exit the program at any time... ")
        Console.ReadLine()
    End Sub

    Private Sub OnTimedEvent(source As Object, e As System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs)
        Console.WriteLine("The Elapsed event was raised at {0}", e.SignalTime)
    End Sub
End Module
' The example displays output like the following: 
'       Press the Enter key to exit the program at any time... 
'       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:48:58 PM 
'       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:00 PM 
'       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:02 PM 
'       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:04 PM 
'       The Elapsed event was raised at 5/20/2015 8:49:06 PM 

Remarks

The following table shows initial property values for an instance of Timer.

Property Initial value
AutoReset true
Enabled false
Interval 100 milliseconds
SynchronizingObject A null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

See also

Timer(Double)

Initializes a new instance of the Timer class, and sets the Interval property to the specified number of milliseconds.

public:
 Timer(double interval);
public Timer (double interval);
new System.Timers.Timer : double -> System.Timers.Timer
Public Sub New (interval As Double)

Parameters

interval
Double

The time, in milliseconds, between events. The value must be greater than zero and less than or equal to MaxValue.

Exceptions

The value of the interval parameter is less than or equal to zero, or greater than MaxValue.

Examples

The following example instantiates a Timer object that fires its Timer.Elapsed event every two seconds (2000 milliseconds), sets up an event handler for the event, and starts the timer. The event handler displays the value of the ElapsedEventArgs.SignalTime property each time it is raised.

using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Timers;

class Example
{
   static void Main()
   {
      Timer timer = new Timer(1000);
      timer.Elapsed += async ( sender, e ) => await HandleTimer();
      timer.Start();
      Console.Write("Press any key to exit... ");
      Console.ReadKey();
   }

   private static Task HandleTimer()
   {
     Console.WriteLine("\nHandler not implemented..." );
     throw new NotImplementedException();
   }
}
// The example displays output like the following:
//   Press any key to exit...
//   Handler not implemented...
//   
//   Unhandled Exception: System.NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented.
//      at Example.HandleTimer()
//      at Example.<<Main>b__0>d__2.MoveNext()
//   --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
//      at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.AsyncMethodBuilderCore.<>c__DisplayClass2.<ThrowAsync>b__5(Object state)
//      at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
//      at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
//      at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()
//      at System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()
Imports System.Threading.Tasks
Imports System.Timers

Public Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim timer As New Timer(1000)  
      AddHandler timer.Elapsed, AddressOf Example.HandleTimer     
      'timer.Elapsed = Async ( sender, e ) => await HandleTimer()
      timer.Start()
      Console.Write("Press any key to exit... ")
      Console.ReadKey()
   End Sub

   Private Async Sub HandleTimer(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
      Await Task.Run(Sub()
                        Console.WriteLine()
                        Console.WriteLine("Handler not implemented..." )
                        Throw New NotImplementedException()
                     End Sub)   
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays output like the following:
'   Press any key to exit...
'   Handler not implemented...
'   
'   Unhandled Exception: System.NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented.
'      at Example._Lambda$__1()
'      at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
'   --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
'      at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
'      at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
'      at Example.VB$StateMachine_0_HandleTimer.MoveNext()
'   --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
'      at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.AsyncMethodBuilderCore.<>c__DisplayClass2.<ThrowAsync>b__5(Object state)
'      at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
'      at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
'      at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()
'      at System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()

Remarks

This constructor sets the Interval property of the new timer instance, but does not enable the timer.

See also

Applies to