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ElapsedEventArgs Class

ElapsedEventArgs Class

Provides data for the Timer.Elapsed event.


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

public class ElapsedEventArgs : EventArgs

The ElapsedEventArgs type exposes the following members.

Public propertySignalTimeGets the date/time when the Timer.Elapsed event was raised.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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.

// Use this code inside a project created with the Visual C# > Windows Desktop > Console Application template.  
// Replace the code in Program.cs with this code.  

using System;

// To avoid confusion with other Timer classes, this sample always uses the fully-qualified 
// name of System.Timers.Timer instead of a using statement for System.Timers. 

public class Example
    private static System.Timers.Timer aTimer;

    public static void Main()
        // Normally, the timer is declared at the class level, so that it stays in scope as long as it 
        // is needed. If the timer is declared in a long-running method, KeepAlive must be used to prevent 
        // the JIT compiler from allowing aggressive garbage collection to occur before the method ends. 
        // You can experiment with this by commenting out the class-level declaration and uncommenting  
        // the declaration below; then uncomment the GC.KeepAlive(aTimer) at the end of the method.         
        //System.Timers.Timer aTimer; 

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

        // Alternate method: create a Timer with an interval argument to the constructor. 
        //aTimer = new System.Timers.Timer(2000); 

        // Create a timer with a two second interval.
        aTimer = new System.Timers.Timer(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... ");

        // If the timer is declared in a long-running method, use KeepAlive to prevent garbage collection 
        // from occurring before the method ends.  

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

// This 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 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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