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Start and Stop a Timer in JavaScript | Function Execution Start and Stop in JavaScript

Feb 5, 2013

Here I will explain how to start and stop timer example in JavaScript or start and stop function execution using JavaScript in

In previous articles I explained Execute JavaScript function at regular intervals of time
jQuery get current page url and title, jQuery shake image on mouse hover and many articles relating to JavaScript, jQuery, Now I will explain how to implement start and stop timer example in JavaScript.

To execute function repeatedly with fixed time delay we have a function with two parameters called setInterval(functionname, timedelay)

In this function we need to call the required function in functionname field and we need to set the required time delay to execute the function in timedelay field.

To stop the execution of repeated action we have function clearInterval(intervalID)
Here intervalID is the identifier of the repeated action you want to cancel. This ID is returned from setInterval().

If you want to see it in example you need to write the code like as shown below

<html xmlns="">
<title>Run JavaScript function at specific intervals of time</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
var count=0,chkfn=null;
function changeColor() {
// Call function with 1000 milliseconds gap
chkfn = setInterval(starttimer, 1000);
function starttimer() {
count += 1;
var oElem = document.getElementById("divtxt"); = == "red" ? "blue" : "red";
document.getElementById("pcount").innerHTML = "Your Time Starts: " + count;
function stoptimer() {
chkfn = null;
count = 0;
document.getElementById("pcount").innerHTML = '';
<div id="divtxt">
<p id="pcount" style="font:bold 24px verdana"></p>
<button onclick="changeColor();">Start Timer</button>
<button onclick="stoptimer();">Stop Timer</button>
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Shivaprasad Reddy said...

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ASP.NET website counter at realtime when multiple users are using the site it increments its count in database or any file but it good looks also

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rohit said...

Hi,I am working on start stop pause project vs2005(employee management system)when employee start some work he just start the timer and that time time of the system start as a lable on the lable or in textbox and same time store in database .when his work has been done he stop the timer then timer of the lable will stop and same time store in database,can you please help me to do that give me something related to that

rohit said...

plz reply me sir

Rudresh Murgod said...

Hi how to stop execution java script function on client click.

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