setTimeout call to a member function

Hi there, i would like to call a function with the setTimeout() function. This function is a member function of an object, and i would normally call it with this.myFunction().
But i cant do setTimeout('this.myFunction()',5000);

Any ideas?
ioustinos_sarrisAsked:
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NahThenLadCommented:
Are you actually passing calling setTimeout('this.myFunction()', 5000) ?

Try it without the parenthesis and also without closing the function call in inverted commas, as the interpreter will think you are passing a string instead of a function call.

HTH

Tony
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NahThenLadCommented:
Sorry, should have read calling, not passing calling :)
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NahThenLadCommented:
To clarify, try setTimeout(aFunction.myFunction, 5000)

And don't use this... even in demonstration code, unless you really mean a call to self, as it confuses things a bit... like my answers ;-)
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Yeah and it will execute immediately

Use

setTimeout('NameOfObject.myFunction()',5000);
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neuroburnCommented:
For the situation you describe, I like the following technique:

var myObj = this;
setTimeout(function(){myObj.myFunction();}, 5000);

That should do what you want.

(You have to copy "this" to a variable, since "this" will change in the nested function, but the variable will not).
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