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Gets the value of a named timer option


VARIANT GetTimerOption(BSTR TimerName, BSTR OptionName);

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Gets the current value of a timer option.

You must specify the name of an existing timer, and a timer option from the list below. These are the same names as used in the XML world files for timer options.

Note that you can neither get nor set the "name" field. It is listed below for completeness in viewing timers copied to the clipboard or in world files and plugins. You already know the name when getting the timer option (it is TimerName), and this function is provided to modify existing timers, not rename them. To change the name of a timer use ExportXML, modify the XML, and then ImportXML.

The return type is Variant, so the returned value will be the appropriate type for the data (ie. string or number (long)).

If the option name is not known, or is not allowed to be retrieved, a NULL variant is returned.

If the named timer does not exist, EMPTY is returned. If the name given is invalid, NULL is returned. If the option name is not known, EMPTY is returned. (Use "IsEmpty" and "IsNull" to test for these possibilities).

For a detailed description about the meanings of the fields, see AddTimer.

If GetTimerOption is called from within a plugin, the timers for the current plugin are used, not the "global" MUSHclient timers.

To find options for timers in other plugins, use GetPluginTimerOption.

The various option names are:

"active_closed": y/n - timer is active when world closed
"at_time": y/n - y=fire *at* time of day, otherwise every interval
"enabled": y/n - timer is enabled
"group": (string - group name)
"hour": hour to fire at (or every hour)
"minute": minute to fire at (or every minute)
"name": (string - name/label of alias)
"offset_hour": offset hour - fire at time *plus* this
"offset_minute": offset minute - fire at time *plus* this
"offset_second": offset second - fire at time *plus* this
"omit_from_log": y/n - omit timer from log file
"omit_from_output": y/n - omit timer output from log file
"one_shot": y/n - delete after firing
"script": (string - name of function to call)
"second": hour to fire at (or every second)
"send": (multi-line string - what to send)
"send_to": 0 - 13 - "send to" location (see below)
"user": -2147483647 to 2147483647 - user-defined number
"variable": (string - name of variable to send to)

Boolean options (shown as y/n) are returned as 0 for false (n) or 1 for true (y).

Send-to locations

"0" - send to MUD
"1" - put in command window
"2" - display in output window
"3" - put in status line
"4" - new notepad
"5" - append to notepad
"6" - put in log file
"7" - replace notepad
"8" - queue it
"9" - set a variable
"10" - re-parse as command
"11" - send to MUD as speedwalk
"12" - send to script engine
"13" - send without queuing
"14" - send to script engine - after omitting from output

Available in MUSHclient version 3.29 onwards.

VBscript example

Note world.GetTimerOption ("mytimer", "group")

Jscript example

Note (world.GetTimerOption ("mytimer", "group"));

PerlScript example

$world->Note ($world->GetTimerOption ("mytimer", "group"));

Python example

world.Note (world.GetTimerOption ("mytimer", "group"))

Lua example

Note (GetTimerOption ("mytimer", "group"))

Lua notes

Lua returns nil where applicable instead of an "empty variant" or "null variant".

Return value

As described above.

See Also ...


Default triggers/aliases/timers/macros/colours
Getting started


(AddTimer) Adds a timer
(DeleteTemporaryTimers) Deletes all temporary timers
(DeleteTimer) Deletes a timer
(DeleteTimerGroup) Deletes a group of timers
(DoAfter) Adds a one-shot, temporary timer - simplified interface
(DoAfterSpecial) Adds a one-shot, temporary, timer to carry out some special action
(DoAfterSpeedWalk) Adds a one-shot, temporary speedwalk timer - simplified interface
(EnableTimer) Enables or disables an timer
(EnableTimerGroup) Enables/disables a group of timers
(GetPluginTimerOption) Gets the value of a named timer option for a specified plugin
(GetPluginTriggerOption) Gets the value of a named trigger option for a specified plugin
(GetTimer) Gets details about a timer
(GetTimerInfo) Gets details about a timer
(GetTimerList) Gets the list of timers
(IsTimer) Tests to see if a timer exists
(ResetTimer) Resets a named timer
(ResetTimers) Resets all timers
(SetTimerOption) Sets the value of a named timer option

(Help topic: function=GetTimerOption)

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