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eden159 on 01/08/09


javascript class object method delay call setTimeout

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JavaScript’s setTimeout and how to use it with your methods

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Everything works as expected for the setTimeout() function until you try to call a method inside your ‘class’ (there are no real classes in JavaScript). Something like this won’t work:

setTimeout(this.methodToCall, time); Passing a string representation instead of reference doesn’t work either.

So here is the simple solution:

  1. thisObj = this;
  2. setTimeout(function() { thisObj.methodToCall(); }, time);

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