Schedule C# Timer to Run Every 5 Minutes

When developing a C# application, there may be a need to schedule a timer to run periodically. In this case, we want to schedule a timer to run every 5 minutes. This can be achieved using the System.Timers.Timer class.

  1. Creating the Timer
  2. Scheduling the Timer
  3. Handling the Timer Event

Creating the Timer

First, we need to create an instance of the Timer class and set the interval to 5 minutes (300,000 milliseconds).

Timer timer = new Timer();
timer.Interval = 300000;

Scheduling the Timer

Next, we need to set the timer to run on a periodic basis. We can achieve this by setting the AutoReset property to true and then starting the timer.

timer.AutoReset = true;
timer.Enabled = true;

This will cause the timer to fire every 5 minutes until it is stopped.

Handling the Timer Event

Finally, we need to handle the Elapsed event of the timer. This is where we can define the actions we want to take when the timer fires. For example:

timer.Elapsed += (sender, e) =>
    // Do something here every 5 minutes

By following these steps, we can easily schedule a C# timer to run every 5 minutes.

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