How to use AJAX Timer Control in ASP.NET using C# with Example and Source Codes

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Here Pawan Kumar will explain, How  AJAX Timer Control in ASP.NET using C# with screenshot and detailed example. This will help the beginners to learn and implement and make use of very useful ASP.NET AJAX Timer Control.

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Now in this article, I will introduce you to the AJAX Timer Control. This Control can be used to initiate a refresh of an UpdatePanel in a certain timeframe. One important thing to know using ASP.NET Timer Control we are also able to refresh the entire page . This simple examples illustrates how the Timer Control works and how to implement it.

So follow the steps to learn and use the ASP.NET Timer Control with Update Panel in ASP.NET using C#

Step 1: First, we start by creating an Empty ASP.NET web site in Visual Studio .NET 2010. The AJAX Extensions (from Microsoft) make it a whole lot easier to create AJAX web pages


Step 2: Create an ASPX Page for Right Click on Solution Explorer > Add Items > Web > Webform and save it as "Default.aspx".When we first open our Default.aspx page



Step 3: Add the ScriptManager(remember there should be always one ScriptManager on ASPX page) from the page.

"ScriptManager1" runat="server" />

Next, we will also add "Timer" control and "UpdatePanel" from the TOOLBOX > AJAX EXTENSIONS. The code will loks like below

"form1" runat="server"> "ScriptManager1" runat="server" /> "server" id="Timer1" interval="5000" ontick="Timer1_Tick" /> "server" id="TimePanel" updatemode="Conditional"> "Timer1" eventname="Tick" /> "server" id="Label1" />



Step 4: Complete Source Code for "Default.aspx" page

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="_Default" %>

"-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">


"form1" runat="server">
"ScriptManager1" runat="server"> "server" ID="Timer1" Interval="5000" OnTick="Timer1_Tick" /> "server" ID="TimePanel" UpdateMode="Conditional"> "Timer1" EventName="Tick" /> "server" ID="Label1" />

Please pay attention to the "ontick" and "interval" attributes of the Timer Control. The interval is in milliseconds, so every 5 seconds, the "UpdateTimer_Tick" method will be called.
Also note the "eventname" attribute of the Trigger. This tells the page what is going to cause (or trigger) the UpdatePanel to update.

Step 5: Finally, we will add logic to the code-behind. We are simply going to tell it to display the current time in a Label. This way we can see exactly when the UpdatePanel is being refreshed.


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

    protected void Timer1_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
        Label1.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString();

Step 6: Run the Application or Press "F5" on the keyboard.. Output will like similar below:-




So, In this tutorial we have learned, How to use AJAX Timer Control in ASP.NET using C# with detailed explanation.

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