updateInterval property

Gets or sets the update interval for the screen.



p = object.updateInterval


Property values

Type: Integer

The update interval, in milliseconds.

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.


The updateInterval property can be set to an integer value specifying the number of milliseconds between updates to the screen. A value of 0 (the default) disables the update interval.

The interval causes screen updates to be buffered and then drawn in the specified millisecond intervals. This limits excessive invalidations that reduce the overall painting performance, which can happen when too many flipbook-style animations occur at once.

Use this property judiciously; a value too small or too large adversely affects the page rendering response.

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