timer reset

I am looking for a solution to my problem.

What i am working on at the moment is a function that will reset timer each time its called.
So basically when i call timer function it will reset current run time to 0 and restart it self.

If timer will run for 10 seconds (for example) an event will be triggered.

I will call this funtion from a loop.

while (!Condition)
      //executing some code

So how do i achieve that?
How do you reset a timer?

Some code example how its done from a while loop would be great.
andy andrewAsked:
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Najam UddinCommented:
Although I am unable think about why do you want to do it, yet try to stop and immediately start timer


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andy andrewAuthor Commented:
I have an application that connects to a server.
This is my solution to check if i still have a connection.

In while loop i will check if i got any packets from server in last 10 seconds... and each time loop iterates i will set timer to zero.
So if timer reaches his elapsed time i have been disconnected.

PS i have tried various other solutions to check if i am still connected to the server but non of them have worket or was 100% reliable.
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
I'm not getting something.  Your code does what you ask for.  What is not working with your code.
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andy andrewAuthor Commented:
Well i failed to mention i am working in C# win forms application.


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Above solution does not work. What happens is, timer restarts from the time when you pressed Stop.

Is there a way to just dispose timer instance each time one loop cycle is done and create new object? Is that a viable solution?

Like this:

timer1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Timer();

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Najam UddinCommented:
you don't have to press stop, just write those line in elapsed event

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andy andrewAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
Depending on what you mean by "server", the classes that you use might have an event that is triggered whenever the connection is broken, so you might simply have to subscribe to that event. This would be a far better solution than a continuously running loop.

This is the case for instance for the SqlConnection class, that has both a StateChanged and an InfoMessage events that will be called when the connection switch from Open to Close or when there is a problem on the connection.
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