Timer Constructor (Double)

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

Namespace: System.Timers
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public Timer (
	double interval
)
public Timer (
	double interval
)
public function Timer (
	interval : double
)

Parameters

interval

The time, in milliseconds, between events.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The value of the interval parameter is less than zero.

The following example creates a Timer that displays "Hello World!" on the console after ten seconds.

Use the System.Timers namespace for this example.

// From command line, compile with /r:System.dll
using System;
using System.Timers;

public class Timer2
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Normally, the timer is declared at the class level, so
        // that it doesn't go out of scope when the method ends.
        // In this example, the timer is needed only while Main 
        // is executing. However, KeepAlive must be used at the
        // end of Main, to prevent the JIT compiler from allowing 
        // aggressive garbage collection to occur before Main 
        // ends.
        //
        // Create a timer with a ten second interval.
        System.Timers.Timer aTimer = new System.Timers.Timer(10000);

        // Hook up the event handler for the Elapsed event.
        aTimer.Elapsed += new ElapsedEventHandler(OnTimedEvent);

        // Only raise the event the first time Interval elapses.
        aTimer.AutoReset = false;
        aTimer.Enabled = true;
 
        Console.WriteLine("Press the Enter key to exit the program.");
        Console.ReadLine();

        // Keep the timer alive until the end of Main.
        GC.KeepAlive(aTimer);
    }
 
    // Specify what you want to happen when the Elapsed event is 
    // raised.
    private static void OnTimedEvent(object source, ElapsedEventArgs e) 
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Hello World!");
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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