Creates a timer which periodically invokes a callback when the time is up. Each timer should be destroyed using IupDestroy.


Ihandle* IupTimer(void); [in C]
iup.timer{} -> (ih: ihandle) [in Lua] 
timer() [in LED]

Returns: the identifier of the created element, or NULL if an error occurs.


TIME: The time interval in milliseconds. In Windows the minimum value is 10ms.

RUN: Starts and stops the timer. Possible values: "YES" or "NO". Returns the current timer state. If you have multiple threads start the timer in the main thread.

WID (read-only): Returns the native serial number of the timer. Returns -1 if not running. A timer is mapped only when it is running.


ACTION_CB: Called every time the defined time interval is reached. To stop the callback from being called simply stop de timer with RUN=NO. Inside the callback the attribute ELAPSEDTIME returns the time elapsed since the timer was started in milliseconds (since 3.15).

int function(Ihandle *ih); [in C]
ih:action_cb() -> (ret: number) [in Lua]

ih: identifier of the element that activated the event.

Returns: IUP_CLOSE will be processed.


In GTK uses g_timeout_add, in Windows uses SetTimer, and in Motif uses XtAppAddTimeOut.


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