Android Question How to fire a timer before its interval

Alberto Michelis

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Hi,
I have a service with a timer of 10 seconds.
The timer fires a routine which reads some data from the web
I need to tell the service to read that data "now" no mater what the timer is set on.
Any Idea?
Thanks
 

Alberto Michelis

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and how do I call it from inside the same service? I can check a main variable in the service timer but haw does the timer know I need to call its own _tock sub?
 

RandomCoder

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You can just call the sub like you would any other sub. But personally I think it's better to move all the code out of the tick event and into a new subroutine. Then you can call this sub from the tick event or from anywhere else in your code.
It really makes no difference but I just like to have event driven subs fired by the events and not manually called in the code, in my opinion it makes the code easier to follow.
 

Beja

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B4X:
Sub TimerBruteForce
    tmTimer.Enablled = False
    tmTimer.Enablled = True
End Sub
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Sub btnButton_Click
   TimerBruteForce
End Sub
 

Alberto Michelis

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The Sub I need to call is in a service which fires it with a timer.
What happen if I call the service sub from another module "at the same time" as it was called by the service itself?
 

RandomCoder

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It is still running on the main thread and so it can only occur one after the other. If your not wanting to repeat the process in the Tick event just use a Process Gloabl variable to set whether your function has been run or not.
 
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