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c# timing

Posted on 2011-02-17
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Hi,

I am waiting for data from serial port, how can I set the timer for 5 minutes and quit if I
don't receive any data?

Thanks,
JT
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Praveen Kumar earned 250 total points
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Set your timer Interval property to 300000 (milliseconds i.e. 5 mins)


If the timer event,

1. Stop the timer
2. try to read the data from serialport
3. if found process it and start the timer
4. if not found, start the timer
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by:jimsweb
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The Timer control allows you to set a time interval to execute an event after that interval continuously. It is useful when you want to execute certain applications after a certain interval.

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/mahesh/WorkingwithTimerControlinCSharp11302005054911AM/WorkingwithTimerControlinCSharp.aspx

http://www.csharphelp.com/2006/02/c-timer-demo/
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by:jtran007
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Hi,

Thanks. After timer expires, I'd like to grap a datafile located in the resources folder. How can I do it?

Thanks,
JT
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by:dimaj
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What do you mean by "grap a datafile"?
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Thanks,
JT
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