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How can I create a countdown clock 9 to zero?


DispatcherTimer tmr = new DispatcherTimer();
            tmr.Interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1);
            tmr.Tick += OnTimerTick;
            tmr.Start();
        }
        void OnTimerTick(object sender, EventArgs args)
        {
            textBox1.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString();
        }
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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 34108056
Set your DispatchTimer to be class-level. Then add a private variable to hold the value you want to display. In the Tick event, display and decrement the value.
public partial class Form1 : Form
{
    private DispatcherTimer tmr;
    private int value;

    public Form1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();

        this.tmr = new DispatcherTimer();
        this.value = 9;
        this.tmr.Interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1);
        this.tmr.Tick += OnTimerTick;
        this.tmr.Start();
    }

    void OnTimerTick(object sender, EventArgs args)
    {
        textBox1.Text = this.value.ToString();
        this.value--;
    }
}

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by:hosneylk
ID: 34108074
and to stop it at 0..
void OnTimerTick(object sender, EventArgs args)

    {

        textBox1.Text = value--;

        if (value == 0) tmr.Stop();

    }

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by:hosneylk
ID: 34108102
       int countDown = 9;

        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            DispatcherTimer tmr = new DispatcherTimer();
            tmr.Interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1);
            tmr.Tick += OnTimerTick;
            tmr.Start();
        }
        void OnTimerTick(object sender, EventArgs args)
        {
            textBox1.Text = countDown--.ToString();
            if (countDown < 0) ((DispatcherTimer)sender).Stop();
        }
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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 34108113
lol...   I even watched the darn thing print "-1" and I told myself, "I need to put a stop condition in there..."  I must be tired  :)
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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 34109282

When click the second time, textbox4.txt time does not reset.
I tried  tmr.stop & tmr.start, it went to - 2 and so on.


 int countdown = 9;
   


private void Star_countdown()
        {
           
            tmr.Interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1);
            tmr.Tick += onTimerTick;
       
           
        }
        void onTimerTick(object sender, EventArgs args)
        {
            textBlock4.Text = countdown--.ToString();
            if (countdown < 0) ((DispatcherTimer)sender).Stop();

        }
       
        private void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            star_countdown();
            tmr.start();


      }
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34109299
try this
private void Star_countdown()

        {

           countDown = 9;

            tmr.Interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1);

            tmr.Tick += onTimerTick;

       

           

        }

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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 34109359
not right still...
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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 34109364
it still does not reset it
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34109370
call Star_countdown() only once (like in form initialize)


int countdown = 9;

private void Star_countdown()

        {

            tmr.Interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1);

            tmr.Tick += onTimerTick;

       

           

        }

        void onTimerTick(object sender, EventArgs args)

        {

            textBlock4.Text = countdown--.ToString();

            if (countdown < 0) ((DispatcherTimer)sender).Stop();



        }

       

        private void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

        {

            tmr.Stop();

            countDown = 9;

            tmr.Start();





      }

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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 34109416
it displays nothing
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34109428
you need to put tmr.Start() within Star_countdown. And make sure you call it first.
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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 34109449
I don't need to call Star_countdown inside btnSubmit? Still not working.
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hosneylk earned 125 total points
ID: 34109455
I just tried this..
        int countDown = 9;

        DispatcherTimer tmr = new DispatcherTimer();



        public Form1()

        {

            InitializeComponent();

            

            tmr.Interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1);

            tmr.Tick += OnTimerTick;

            tmr.Start();

        }

        void OnTimerTick(object sender, EventArgs args)

        {

            textBox1.Text = countDown--.ToString();

            if (countDown < 0) ((DispatcherTimer)sender).Stop();

        }



        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            tmr.Stop();

            countDown = 9;

            tmr.Start();

        }

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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 34113028
Yes, it works!!! must have been late at night kind of thing. Thank you very much
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