Timer

Set up

Determine interval

Property

Enabled

Interval (milliseconds)

Default (3000); Timer interval is in milliseconds

Determine how often you want the Timer to trigger an event

The Timer fires only once by default but you can set it to fire continuously by enabling a loop

Frequency

Use case

Enabled

Loops

Just once when app starts

Splash screen

true (default)

false (default)

Just once but after app starts

Loading data when opening a new screen

Set to falseinitially. Set to truewhen you want to start the Timer

false

Looping when app starts

Playing background music in a game

true (default)

true

Looping during certain intervals of the app

Collecting location data

Set to falseinitially. Set to truewhen you want to start the Timer and then falsewhen you want the looping to stop.

true

Starting the Timer

If 'enabled' is set to true, the Timer will trigger on its own when the app starts. If you want to start the timer at a later point in your app based on another event, you can set 'enabled' is set to true

Start an event with a Timer

You can start an event--such as opening a new Screen--when the Timer fires based on its given interval