Sunday, September 19, 2010

Timer in javascript

With JavaScript, it is possible to execute some code after a specified time-interval. This is called timing events.

It's very easy to time events in JavaScript. The two key methods that are used are:

* setTimeout() - executes a code some time in the future
* clearTimeout() - cancels the setTimeout()

Note: The setTimeout() and clearTimeout() are both methods of the HTML DOM Window object.
The setTimeout() Method
var t=setTimeout("javascript statement",milliseconds);

The setTimeout() method returns a value - In the statement above, the value is stored in a variable called t. If you want to cancel this setTimeout(), you can refer to it using the variable name.

The first parameter of setTimeout() is a string that contains a JavaScript statement. This statement could be a statement like "alert('5 seconds!')" or a call to a function, like "alertMsg()".

The second parameter indicates how many milliseconds from now you want to execute the first parameter.

lets say I wanted to start download a file after 5 seconds of loading my web page.
for that i created below function which i using javascript timer:

write it in script tag in .aspx file:
function startdown() {
var url = "<%= siteurl %>";
setTimeout("window.location.href='" + url + "';", 5000);

in .cs file write below code:
protected void Page_LoadComplete(object sender, EventArgs e)
ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), "downloadnewwin", "startdown();", true);


you can use this timer for calling various javascript function or for any other activity.

Solutions By:Rajesh Rolen

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