Ios – How to trigger a block after a delay, like -performSelector:withObject:afterDelay:


Is there a way to call a block with a primitive parameter after a delay, like using performSelector:withObject:afterDelay: but with an argument like int/double/float?

Best Solution

I think you're looking for dispatch_after(). It requires your block to accept no parameters, but you can just let the block capture those variables from your local scope instead.

int parameter1 = 12;
float parameter2 = 144.1;

// Delay execution of my block for 10 seconds.
dispatch_after(dispatch_time(DISPATCH_TIME_NOW, 10 * NSEC_PER_SEC), dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
    NSLog(@"parameter1: %d parameter2: %f", parameter1, parameter2);