October 14, 2009

0 JavaScript Timing Events

With Javascript, it is possible to execute some code NOT immediately after a function is called , but after a specified time interval. This is called timing events.

It's very easy to time events in JavaScript. The two key methods that are used are:

SetTimeout( ) - executes a code some time in the future

clearTimeout( ) - cancel' s thesetTimeout( )

Note: the seTimeout( ) and clearTimeout( ) are both methods of the HTML DOM Window object.


When the button is clicked in the example below, an alert box will be displayed after 5 seconds

<script type= "text/javascript">
function timedMsg ( )
var t= setTimeout ("alert ( '5 seconds!') ", 5000)
<input type="button" value="Display timed alertbox!" onClick="timedMsg( )">


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