4.5. Python Timer ManagerΒΆ

The python class itom.timer can be used to repeatedly call a certain method or function with a given interval or call such a method once after a certain delay. In order to stop such a registered timer process, it is either required to explicitely call the stop() method or delete all variables referencing this timer. Sometimes, however, the timer instance is hidden within some class definitions or anything else, such that it becomes difficult to directly stop or control the timer. Therefore, itom provides a timer manager, that is accessible via the Script menu of the main window:


This dialog lists all current timer instances and gives information about the current state of the timer (active, disabled, continuous function call, single shot timer...). The buttons allow stopping or re-starting a single timer instances or stopping all active timers with one click.