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Timer Constructor

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

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

public function Timer()

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


Initial value






100 milliseconds


A null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic)

The following code example sets up an event handler for the Timer.Elapsed event, creates a timer, and starts the timer. The event handler displays the SignalTime property each time it is raised.

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Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0