.net – System.Timers.Timer vs System.Threading.Timer


I have been checking out some of the possible timers lately, and System.Threading.Timer and System.Timers.Timer are the ones that look needful to me (since they support thread pooling).

I am making a game, and I plan on using all types of events, with different intervals, etc.

Which would be the best?

Best Solution

This article offers a fairly comprehensive explanation:

"Comparing the Timer Classes in the .NET Framework Class Library" - also available as a .chm file

The specific difference appears to be that System.Timers.Timer is geared towards multithreaded applications and is therefore thread-safe via its SynchronizationObject property, whereas System.Threading.Timer is ironically not thread-safe out-of-the-box.

I don't believe that there is a difference between the two as it pertains to how small your intervals can be.

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