timer.pause()

Type Function
Library timer.*
Return value Number
Revision Release 2021.3642
Keywords timer, pause, resume
See also timer.resume()
timer.performWithDelay()

Overview

Pauses a specific timer or all timers with the same tag that were started with timer.performWithDelay().

If a specific timer is paused, then the function returns a number that represents the amount of time remaining, in milliseconds.

Syntax

timer.pause( whatToPause )
whatToPause (required)

Object or String. The timer ID from, or tag passed to, timer.performWithDelay(). Note: Using tag requires Solar2D 2020.3611 or a newer build.

Example

local function listener( event )
    print( "listener called" )
end
 
timer1 = timer.performWithDelay( 2000, listener )  -- wait 2 seconds

-- sometime later...
local result = timer.pause( timer1 )
print( "Time remaining is " .. result )
local function listener( event )
    print( "listener called" )
end

timer1 = timer.performWithDelay( 2000, listener, "red" )  -- wait 2 seconds
timer2 = timer.performWithDelay( 3000, listener, "blue" )  -- wait 3 seconds

-- sometime later...
timer.pause( "red" )