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C H A P T E R 1 7
Additional System Services
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Using Additional System Services
The following code example adds an alarm set to execute in five minutes:
AddAlarm("Alarm1:MyApp:MySig", Time()+5,
["Title String","Message String"], nil, nil);
The first argument is the alarm key (which this function call returns). The second is
when the alarm is to execute. The third is an array of strings to use as arguments to
the
AlarmUser
function that displays the alarm slip. If a three-element array is
passed in as
AddAlarm
's third argument, these array elements are used as
arguments to the
Notify
function that is used to display the slip. The fourth and
fifth arguments are a callback function, and its arguments, which is executed when
the alarm executes.
If an installed alarm has the key specified in the call to
AddAlarm
, the installed
alarm is removed, and the new alarm is installed.
After an alarm executes, it is made available for garbage collection; thus, alarms
that have already executed may no longer exist. For this reason, it is unwise to store
references to alarms or try to manipulate them by any means other than the
interface the system provides.
Obtaining Information about Alarms
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The
GetAlarm
function returns a frame with information about an alarm. The
alarm is identified by its key. The frame returned has the following slots:
key
The alarm key.
time
The time at which the alarm is to execute.
notifyArgs
The array of arguments to pass to
Notify
or
AlarmUser
.
callBackFunc
The function object to execute, or
nil
.
callBackParams
Array of arguments to
callBackFunc
, or
nil
.
This frame may contain other slots; do not rely on the values (or future existence)
of these slots. You must also not modify this frame in any way.
Retrieving Alarm Keys
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The
GetAppAlarmKeys
function returns an array containing the alarm keys of all
alarms installed by an application. These keys can be used to pass to the
AddAlarm
,
GetAlarm
, and
RemoveAlarm
functions.
This function relies on all of your application's alarms ending with the same suffix.
For this reason it is important for all alarms created by a particular application to
use alarm keys ending with the same suffix.
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