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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.GetTimer

Name GetTimer
Type Method
Summary Gets details about a timer
Prototype long GetTimer(BSTR TimerName, VARIANT* Hour, VARIANT* Minute, VARIANT* Second, VARIANT* ResponseText, VARIANT* Flags, VARIANT* ScriptName);

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Gets details about the specified timer name.

See AddTimer for a description of the meanings of the fields.

This function does not appear to work when using Jscript or PerlScript, so if you are using those languages you should see GetTimerInfo instead. See below for how it works with Lua.

VBscript example
dim timername
dim timerhour
dim timerminute
dim timersecond
dim timerresponse
dim timerflags
dim timerscriptname
dim iStatus

iStatus = world.gettimer (timername, timerhour, timerminute, _
            timersecond, timerresponse, _
            timerflags, timerscriptname)
Jscript example
// Use GetTimerInfo when using Jscript
PerlScript example
# Use GetTimerInfo when using PerlScript
Python example
# Use GetTimerInfo when using Python
Lua example
local status

local hour
local minute
local second
local response
local flags
local scriptname

status, hour, minute, second, response, flags, scriptname = 
  GetTimer ("my_timer")

print (hour, minute, second, response, flags, scriptname)
Lua notes
Lua does not let you call by reference, however it can return multiple results.

Thus GetTimer is implemented to return the various fields as a multiple-return result, 
as shown in the example above.
Returns eInvalidObjectLabel: The timer name is not valid
eTimerNotFound: The named timer does not exist
eOK: completed OK

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See also ...

Function Description
AddTimer Adds a timer
DeleteTimer Deletes a timer
EnableTimer Enables or disables an timer
GetTimerInfo Gets details about a timer
GetTimerList Gets the list of timers
IsTimer Tests to see if a timer exists
ResetTimer Resets a named timer
ResetTimers Resets all timers

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