Timer.Tick Timer.Tick Timer.Tick Timer.Tick Event

Definition

Occurs when the specified timer interval has elapsed and the timer is enabled.

public:
 event EventHandler ^ Tick;
public event EventHandler Tick;
member this.Tick : EventHandler 
Public Custom Event Tick As EventHandler 

Examples

The following code example implements a simple interval timer, which sets off an alarm every five seconds. When the alarm occurs, a MessageBox displays a count of the number of times the alarm has started and prompts the user whether the timer should continue to run.

public ref class Class1
{
private:
   static System::Windows::Forms::Timer^ myTimer = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Timer;
   static int alarmCounter = 1;
   static bool exitFlag = false;

   // This is the method to run when the timer is raised.
   static void TimerEventProcessor( Object^ /*myObject*/, EventArgs^ /*myEventArgs*/ )
   {
      myTimer->Stop();
      
      // Displays a message box asking whether to continue running the timer.
      if ( MessageBox::Show( "Continue running?", String::Format( "Count is: {0}", alarmCounter ), MessageBoxButtons::YesNo ) == DialogResult::Yes )
      {
         
         // Restarts the timer and increments the counter.
         alarmCounter += 1;
         myTimer->Enabled = true;
      }
      else
      {
         
         // Stops the timer.
         exitFlag = true;
      }
   }


public:
   static void Main()
   {
      
      /* Adds the event and the event handler for the method that will 
                process the timer event to the timer. */
      myTimer->Tick += gcnew EventHandler( TimerEventProcessor );
      
      // Sets the timer interval to 5 seconds.
      myTimer->Interval = 5000;
      myTimer->Start();
      
      // Runs the timer, and raises the event.
      while ( exitFlag == false )
      {
         
         // Processes all the events in the queue.
         Application::DoEvents();
      }
   }

};

int main()
{
   Class1::Main();
}

public class Class1 {
    static System.Windows.Forms.Timer myTimer = new System.Windows.Forms.Timer();
    static int alarmCounter = 1;
    static bool exitFlag = false;
 
    // This is the method to run when the timer is raised.
    private static void TimerEventProcessor(Object myObject,
                                            EventArgs myEventArgs) {
       myTimer.Stop();
 
       // Displays a message box asking whether to continue running the timer.
       if(MessageBox.Show("Continue running?", "Count is: " + alarmCounter, 
          MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes) {
          // Restarts the timer and increments the counter.
          alarmCounter +=1;
          myTimer.Enabled = true;
       }
       else {
          // Stops the timer.
          exitFlag = true;
       }
    }
 
    public static int Main() {
       /* Adds the event and the event handler for the method that will 
          process the timer event to the timer. */
       myTimer.Tick += new EventHandler(TimerEventProcessor);
 
       // Sets the timer interval to 5 seconds.
       myTimer.Interval = 5000;
       myTimer.Start();
 
       // Runs the timer, and raises the event.
       while(exitFlag == false) {
          // Processes all the events in the queue.
          Application.DoEvents();
       }
    return 0;
    }
 }
    
Public Class Class1
    Private Shared WithEvents myTimer As New System.Windows.Forms.Timer()
    Private Shared alarmCounter As Integer = 1
    Private Shared exitFlag As Boolean = False    
    
    ' This is the method to run when the timer is raised.
    Private Shared Sub TimerEventProcessor(myObject As Object, _
                                           ByVal myEventArgs As EventArgs) _
                                       Handles myTimer.Tick
        myTimer.Stop()
        
        ' Displays a message box asking whether to continue running the timer.
        If MessageBox.Show("Continue running?", "Count is: " & alarmCounter, _
                            MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) = DialogResult.Yes Then
            ' Restarts the timer and increments the counter.
            alarmCounter += 1
            myTimer.Enabled = True
        Else
            ' Stops the timer.
            exitFlag = True
        End If
    End Sub
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Adds the event and the event handler for the method that will
        ' process the timer event to the timer.
        
        ' Sets the timer interval to 5 seconds.
        myTimer.Interval = 5000
        myTimer.Start()
        
        ' Runs the timer, and raises the event.
        While exitFlag = False
            ' Processes all the events in the queue.
            Application.DoEvents()
        End While

    End Sub    

End Class

Remarks

Calling the Assert method on the Debug class from within the Tick event may not behave as expected, as displaying the assertion dialog box may cause Windows to raise the Tick event repeatedly. We recommend that you refrain from testing assertions within this event, and use the Write, WriteIf, WriteLine, or WriteLineIf methods instead.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

Applies to