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The WPF Timer control is nowhere to be seen.

Problem

Where can I locate a WPF control that is similar to the C# Timer Control?

Asked by cetin

Solution #1

The DispatcherTimer, which is not a control but is used in code, is the most used WPF timer. It works in a similar way to the WinForms timer:

System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherTimer dispatcherTimer = new System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherTimer();
dispatcherTimer.Tick += dispatcherTimer_Tick;
dispatcherTimer.Interval = new TimeSpan(0,0,1);
dispatcherTimer.Start();


private void dispatcherTimer_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  // code goes here
}

Here’s more information about the DispatcherTimer.

Answered by Gimno

Solution #2

You’ll need to include Dispatcher with Dispatcher.

using System.Windows.Threading;

Also, if you right-click DispatcherTimer and select Resolve, the relevant references should be added.

Answered by Malcor

Solution #3

Alternatively,

using System.Timers;
using System.Threading;

Answered by Pavan R Bhupalam

Solution #4

The timer has certain unique features.

The thread does not block the user interface element when you use StartAsync () or Start ().

     namespace UITimer


     {
        using thread = System.Threading;
        public class Timer
        {

        public event Action<thread::SynchronizationContext> TaskAsyncTick;
        public event Action Tick;
        public event Action AsyncTick;
        public int Interval { get; set; } = 1;
        private bool canceled = false;
        private bool canceling = false;
        public async void Start()
        {
            while(true)
            {

                if (!canceled)
                {
                    if (!canceling)
                    {
                        await Task.Delay(Interval);
                        Tick.Invoke();
                    }
                }
                else
                {
                    canceled = false;
                    break;
                }
            }


        }
        public void Resume()
        {
            canceling = false;
        }
        public void Cancel()
        {
            canceling = true;
        }
        public async void StartAsyncTask(thread::SynchronizationContext 
        context)
        {

                while (true)
                {
                    if (!canceled)
                    {
                    if (!canceling)
                    {
                        await Task.Delay(Interval).ConfigureAwait(false);

                        TaskAsyncTick.Invoke(context);
                    }
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        canceled = false;
                        break;
                    }
                }

        }
        public void StartAsync()
        {
            thread::ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem((x) =>
            {
                while (true)
                {

                    if (!canceled)
                    {
                        if (!canceling)
                        {
                            thread::Thread.Sleep(Interval);

                    Application.Current.Dispatcher.Invoke(AsyncTick);
                        }
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        canceled = false;
                        break;
                    }
                }
            });
        }

        public void StartAsync(thread::SynchronizationContext context)
        {
            thread::ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem((x) =>
            {
                while(true)
                 {

                    if (!canceled)
                    {
                        if (!canceling)
                        {
                            thread::Thread.Sleep(Interval);
                            context.Post((xfail) => { AsyncTick.Invoke(); }, null);
                        }
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        canceled = false;
                        break;
                    }
                }
            });
        }
        public void Abort()
        {
            canceled = true;
        }
    }


     }

Answered by Mr. Ds262 Pro

Post is based on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5410430/where-is-the-wpf-timer-control