Adding a timer to my C# Console app

Posted on 2006-11-29
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi all,

I urgently need to add a timer to my Console app. I want my routine(Get_XML_Data) to run every 5 mins

Question by:MSAIT
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Assisted Solution

AlexNek earned 70 total points
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You an use hidden window or you can use additional timer thread where you can check time yourself

Accepted Solution

sasapopovic earned 180 total points
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Hello MSAIT,

Here is how you can do it:

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Text;

using Tradal.Common.Util;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
      /// <summary>
      /// Summary description for Class1.
      /// </summary>
      class Class1
            /// <summary>
            /// The main entry point for the application.
            /// </summary>
            static void Main(string[] args)
                  Console.WriteLine("Starting with processing...");
                  MyClass myClass = new MyClass();
                  Console.WriteLine("Press <ENTER> to exit");


      class MyClass
            System.Timers.Timer timer = null;

            public MyClass()
                  timer = new System.Timers.Timer();
                  timer.Interval = 300000;//5 minutes in miliseconds
                  timer.Elapsed += new System.Timers.ElapsedEventHandler(timer_Elapsed);

            public void StartProcessing()

            public void StopProcessing()

            private void timer_Elapsed(object sender, System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs e)

            private void Get_XML_Data()
                  //TODO: implement your logic here.

I hope this will help you.


Author Comment

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Thanks guys,

I found this on the net

 1:  //  Timer02.cs - Displaying Date and Time
 2:  //      Using the Timer class.
 3:  //      Press Ctrl+C to end program.
 4:  //------------------------------------------
 5:  using System;
 6:  using System.Timers;
 8:  class myApp
 9:  {
10:    public static void Main()
11:    {
12:      Timer myTimer = new Timer();
13:      myTimer.Elapsed += new ElapsedEventHandler( DisplayTimeEvent );
14:      myTimer.Interval = 1000;
15:      myTimer.Start();
17:      while ( Console.Read() != 'q' )
18:      {
19:          ;    // do nothing...
20:      }
21:    }
23:    public static void DisplayTimeEvent( object source, ElapsedEventArgs e )
24:    {
25:        Console.Write("\r{0}", DateTime.Now);
26:    }
27:  }

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