Bug 44669 - System.Threading.Timer behavior different compared to Windows
Summary: System.Threading.Timer behavior different compared to Windows
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System ()
Version: 4.4.2 (C7SR1)
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-23 07:54 UTC by Menno
Modified: 2016-09-23 10:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Menno 2016-09-23 07:54:49 UTC
This excerpt from my code produces different behavior on Mono compared to Windows.

On Windows, the timer is re-initialized each time the OnHorizontalAxisChanged event is fired. Only after the event has not fired for 250 ms is the TimerElapsed called. This is what I want.

On Mono (version I get a lot of TimerElapsed calls, even if I re-initialize the timer like in the code below. I have tried various other approaches, but they all lead to TimerElapsed being called when this is clearly not wanted.

    private Timer _hTimer;
    protected virtual void OnHorizontalAxisChanged(object sender, AxisChangedEventArgs args)
        if (null != _hTimer)
            _hTimer = new Timer(OnTimerElapsed, null, TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds(250), Timeout.InfiniteTimeSpan);

            LogTo.Debug("Timer re-initialized.");

        _hTimer = new Timer(OnTimerElapsed, null, TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds(250), Timeout.InfiniteTimeSpan);

    private void OnTimerElapsed(object state)
        LogTo.Debug("Timer elapsed.");
        _hTimer = null;
Comment 1 Menno 2016-09-23 10:01:19 UTC
My apologies. The framerate on Linux (using a remote desktop NX) was so low that the time-out would be triggered each frame. With a larger TimeSpan/Interval the problem has been resolved.