Timer set up in c#.net |How to set up timer in C#.net with example

Timer is very important for windows service related applications as per my knowledge. In this example, I am showing  .net framework System.Timers namespace which is having timer class and related methods and properties. here ElapsedEventHandler is the delegate calling the DisplayTimeEventMethod method for every 5 seconds. Start() will start the timer.

If you enter 'q' and enter console application will exit.

Timer example in c#.net

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Timers;

namespace TimerExample
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            Timer myTime = new Timer();
            myTime.Elapsed += new ElapsedEventHandler(DisplayTimeEventMethod);
            myTime.Interval = 2000;

            while (Console.Read() != 'q')
        public static void DisplayTimeEventMethod(object source, ElapsedEventArgs e)

After discussion in linked in, timer may not be a good way to handle with services.

"calling the "worker" method from another one inside the 
service - one /with/ a loop and Sleep(s) - works 100% reliably, and you 
even get to catch the Exception"

Thanks Michel Posseth for improving this post quality. 
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