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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.DeleteTimerGroup

Name DeleteTimerGroup
Type Method
Summary Deletes a group of timers
Prototype long DeleteTimerGroup(BSTR GroupName);

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Triggers, aliases and timers can be placed in "groups" where a group is a bunch of related items. Groups have names, there is no restriction on the name of a group. Ungrouped items have blank (empty) names.

To delete an entire group of timers do this:

world.DeleteTimerGroup "groupname"

For debugging purposes the function returns a count of the number of members deleted. eg.

dim mycount
mycount = world.DeleteTimerGroup ("groupname")

If you are using plugins only the members of the current plugin (if any) are deleted. If the call is made outside a plugin only the members of the group that are not in a plugin are deleted.

WARNING - if the timer is executing a script it cannot be deleted. For example, a timer cannot delete itself.

If you need to delete a timer from within itself use DoAfterSpecial to delete it after a short delay. You might also want to use EnableTimerGroup to disable it first.

Since DeleteTimerGroup deletes multiple timers, any found to be "in use" (that is, executing a script) will not be deleted.

Note: Available in version 3.29 onwards.

VBscript example
world.DeleteTimerGroup "groupname"
Jscript example
world.DeleteTimerGroup ("groupname");
PerlScript example
$world->DeleteTimerGroup ("groupname");
Python example
world.DeleteTimerGroup ("groupname")
Lua example
DeleteTimerGroup ("groupname")
Returns A count of the number of items deleted.
Introduced in version 3.29

See also ...

Function Description
DeleteAliasGroup Deletes a group of aliases
DeleteGroup Deletes a group of triggers, aliases and timers
DeleteTimer Deletes a timer
DeleteTriggerGroup Deletes a group of triggers
EnableAliasGroup Enables/disables a group of aliases
EnableGroup Enables/disables a group of triggers, aliases and timers
EnableTimerGroup Enables/disables a group of timers
EnableTriggerGroup Enables/disables a group of triggers
GetAliasInfo Gets details about an alias
GetTimerInfo Gets details about a timer
GetTriggerInfo Gets details about a named trigger

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