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Timer

Basic usage

Javascript
// create a timer
mobiscroll.timer('#timer', {
    theme: 'ios', 
    display: 'bottom'
});
HTML
<input id="timer"/>

Options

Name Type Default value Description
anchor String or HTMLElement undefined Specifies the anchor element for positioning, if display is set to 'bubble'. If undefined, it defaults to the element on which the component was initialized.
animate String or Boolean undefined Animation to use for show/hide (if display is not inline). Possible values:
  • 'fade'
  • 'flip'
  • 'pop'
  • 'swing'
  • 'slidevertical'
  • 'slidehorizontal'
  • 'slidedown'
  • 'slideup'
If false, turns the animation off.
autostart Boolean false If true, the timer will automatically start on initialization.
circular Boolean or Array undefined If true, the scroll wheels are circular. If an array, it can be specified as a per wheel configuration, e.g. for 3 wheels: [true, false, false] - sets the first wheel circular. If not specified, if a wheel has more values than the number of displayed rows, the scroll wheel becomes circular.
closeOnOverlayTap Boolean true If true, the popup is closed on overlay tap/click.
context String or HTMLElement 'body' Context in which mobiscroll is appended and positioned (if not inline). Can be a selector string or a DOM element.
cssClass String undefined Applies custom css class to highest level element.
disabled Boolean false Initial disabled state of the component.
display String 'center' Controls the positioning of the component. Possible options:
  • 'center' - The component appears as a popup at the center of the viewport.
  • 'inline' - If called on div element, the component is placed inside the div (overwriting existing content), otherwise is placed after the original element.
  • 'bubble' - The component appears as a bubble positioned to the element defined by the 'anchor' setting. By default the anchor is the original element.
  • 'top' - The component appears docked to the top of the viewport.
  • 'bottom' - The component appears docked to the bottom of the viewport.
focusOnClose Boolean, String or jQuery Object true Element to focus after the popup is closed. If undefined, the original element will be focused. If false, no focusing will occur.
focusTrap Boolean true If not in inline mode, focus won't be allowed to leave the popup.
headerText Mixed false Specifies a custom string which appears in the popup header.
If the string contains the '{value}' substring, it is replaced with the formatted value of the timer.
If it's set to false, the header is hidden.
If a function is passed, it receives the formatted value as parameter and the returned value appears in the header.
The default value depends on the theme:

Mobiscroll: false
Android Holo: {value}
Bootstrap: {value}
iOS: false
jQuery Mobile: {value}
Material: false
Windows Phone: false
height Number 40 Height in pixels of one item on the wheel. The default value depends on the theme:

Mobiscroll: 40
Android Holo: 36
Bootstrap: 40
iOS: 34
jQuery Mobile: 40
Material: 40
Windows Phone: 76
layout String undefined Sets the layout of the component. Possible values:
  • 'liquid' - Wheels will expand to the maximum available width, but will not exceed the width set by the maxWidth setting. If maxWidth is not specified, the total width of all wheels will not exceed 600px. In 'top' or 'bottom' display mode this is the default behavior.
  • 'fixed' or undefined - Wheels will expand to the size of the longest wheel value, but will not exceed the width set by the maxWidth setting.
maxWheel String undefined Specifies the highest wheel to display. If not set, the highest wheel is calculated based on the targetTime setting.

Possible values:
  • 'years'
  • 'months'
  • 'days'
  • 'hours'
  • 'minutes'
  • 'seconds'
  • 'fract'
maxWidth Number or Array undefined Maximum width of the wheels. If number, it is applied to all wheels, if an array, it is applied to each wheel separately.
minWidth Number or Array 80 Minimum width of the wheels in pixels. If number, it is applied to all wheels, if an array, it is applied to each wheel separately. The default value depends on the theme:

Mobiscroll: 80
Android Holo: 76
Bootstrap: 80
iOS: 55
jQuery Mobile: 80
Material: 80
Windows Phone: 76
mode String 'countdown' Option to choose between modes. Possible values:
  • 'countdown' - Timer counting down from target time to 0.
  • 'stopwatch' - Stopwatch mode.
multiline Number 1 If greater than 1, the wheel item's content will be wrapped into the specified number of lines. If the content is shorter, it will remain vertically centered.
readonly Boolean or Array false If true, the component is displayed, but the values are not selectable. If an array, it can be specified as a per wheel configuration, e.g. for 3 wheels: [true, false, false] - sets the first wheel readonly.
rows Number 3 Number of visible rows on the wheel. The default value depends on the theme:

Mobiscroll: 5
Android Holo: 5
Bootstrap: 3
iOS: 5
jQuery Mobile: 3
Material: 3
Windows Phone: 3
showLabel Boolean true Show/hide labels above wheels
showOnFocus Boolean false Pops up the component on element focus.
showOnTap Boolean true Pops up the component on element tap.
showScrollArrows Boolean false Display scroll arrows for the wheels.
step Number 1 Defines the timer steps (in seconds). Cannot be less than 0.01.
targetTime Number undefined targetTime can be:
  • time specified in seconds to count down from or count up to.
  • undefined - targetTime can be set later by scrolling the wheels, or by the setTime method).
theme String undefined Sets the visual appearance of the component.

If it is 'auto' or undefined, the theme will automatically be chosen based on the platform. If the theme for the specific platform is not present, it will revert to the Mobiscroll theme.

Supplied themes:
  • 'android-holo' - Android 4.x theme
  • 'android-holo-light' - Android 4.x theme (light version)
  • 'bootstrap' - Bootstrap themes
  • 'ios' - new iOS 7, 8, 9 theme
  • 'material' - Material theme (Android 5.x)
  • 'material-dark' - Material dark theme (Android 5.x)
  • 'jqm' - Integrates with jQuery Mobile look & feel
  • 'mobiscroll' - Mobiscroll theme
  • 'mobiscroll-dark' - Mobiscroll Dark theme
  • 'wp' - Windows Phone Metro UI theme
  • 'wp-light' - Windows Phone Metro UI theme (light version)
It's possible to create custom themes in css by prefixing any css class used in the timer markup with the theme name and the 'mbsc' prefix, e.g.: .mbsc-my-theme .dwwr { /* My CSS */ }, and set the theme option to 'my-theme'
Make sure that the theme you set is included in the downloaded package.
useShortLabels Boolean false Use short or long labels
width Number or Array 70 Exact width of the wheels, in pixels. Wheel content will be truncated, if it exceeds the width. If number, it is applied to all wheels, if an array, it is applied to each wheel separately.

Setting options runtime (changing options dynamically)

There are two ways to modify options after initalization

  1. Using the option method.

    The option method always triggers reinitialization. Most of the settings can be updated only this way, updating without initialization has no effect, because the markup is already generated. If the scroller was visible, the reinitialization hides it and it's not shown again automatically (except in inline display mode).

    Javascript
    // Modify options
    mobiscrollInstance.option({ 
        theme: 'ios', 
        lang: 'de'
    });
    HTML
    <input id="mobiscroll"/>
  2. Modify directly the settings object.

    Useful when changing dynamic settings, which do not need redraw (e.g. readonly, calendar marked days).

    // Modify a setting
    mobiscrollInstance.settings.readonly = true;
    
    // Modify settings in an event
    mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
        onBeforeShow: function (event, inst) {
            inst.settings.readonly = true;
        }
    });

Events

Name Description
lap(event, inst) Gets called when the lap button is pressed.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • ellapsed: Number - The ellapsed time
    • lap: Number - The last lap time.
    • laps: Array - An array with all the laps.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    lap: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onBeforeClose(event, inst) Triggered before the component closes. Close can be prevented by returning false from the handler function.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • valueText: String - The selected value as text.
    • button: String - The name of the button which triggered the component to close ('set', or 'cancel').
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onBeforeClose: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onBeforeShow(event, inst) Triggered before the component is shown. It is useful if you want to modify the settings object before generating the markup. It can be used also to prevent the showing the control by returning false.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onBeforeShow: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onCancel(event, inst) Allows you to define your own event when cancel is pressed.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • valueText: String - The selected value as text.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onCancel: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onChange(event, inst) Allows you to define your own event when a wheel value is changed.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • valueText: String - The selected value as text.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onChange: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onClear(event, inst) Triggered when the value is cleared.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onClear: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onClose(event, inst) Triggered when the component is closed.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • valueText: String - The selected value as text.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onClose: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onDestroy(event, inst) Triggered when the component is destroyed.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onDestroy: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onFinish(event, inst) Gets called when 0 (if count down) or targetTime (if count up) is reached.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • time: Number - The ellapsed time in milliseconds.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onFinish: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onInit(event, inst) Triggered when the component is initialized.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onInit: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onItemTap(event, inst) Triggered when the user taps an item on the wheel.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • target: HTMLElement - The DOM element of the tapped item.
    • selected: Boolean - Selected state of the tapped item.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onItemTap: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onMarkupReady(event, inst) Triggered when the html markup of the component is generated, but it is not yet shown. It is useful, if you want to make modifications to the markup (e.g. add custom elements), before the positioning runs.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • target: Object - The DOM element containing the generated html.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onMarkupReady: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onPosition(event, inst) Triggered when the component is positioned (on initial show and resize / orientation change).

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • target: Object - The DOM element containing the generated html.
    • windowWidth: Number - The window width.
    • windowHeight: Number - The window height.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onPosition: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onReset(event, inst) Gets called the timer is reseted.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onReset: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onSet(event, inst) Triggered when a value is set.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • valueText: String - The selected value as text.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onSet: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onShow(event, inst) Triggered when the component is shown.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • target: Object - The DOM element containing the generated html.
    • valueText: String - The selected value as text.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onShow: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onStart(event, inst) Gets called the timer is started.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onStart: function (event, inst) {
    }
});
onStop(event, inst) Gets called the timer is stopped.

Parameters

  • event: Object - The event object has the following properties:
    • ellapsed: Number - The ellapsed time in milliseconds.
  • inst: Object - The instance object of the timer.

Example

mobiscroll.timer('#mobiscroll', {
    onStop: function (event, inst) {
    }
});

Methods

Name Description
cancel() Hides the timer and also invokes the onCancel event.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.cancel();
clear() Clears the timer value.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.clear();
destroy() Destroys the component. This will return the element back to its pre-init state.

Returns: Object

  • Returns the element back to its pre-init state.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.destroy();
disable() Disables the timer.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.disable();
enable() Enables the timer.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.enable();
getArrayVal([temp]) Returns the selected timer wheel values as an array.

Parameters

  • temp (Optional): Boolean - If true, temporary values are returned (prior clicking the Set button).

Returns: Array

  • An array containing the wheel values.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.getArrayVal();
getEllapsedTime() Returns the ellapsed time in milliseconds.

Returns: Number

  • The ellapsed time in milliseconds.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.getEllapsedTime();
getInst() Returns the object instance.

Returns: Object

  • The object instance.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.getInst();
getTime() Returns the target time in milliseconds.

Returns: Number

  • The target time in milliseconds.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.getTime();
getVal([temp]) Returns the selected timer value.

Parameters

  • temp (Optional): Boolean - If true, returns the temporary values (prior clicking the Set button).

Returns: String

  • The selected timer value.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.getVal();
hide([ prevAnim ] [, btn ]) Hides the component.

Parameters

  • prevAnim (Optional): Boolean - If true, hide will not be animated.
  • btn (Optional): String - Specifies which button caused the component to hide, and it's passed to the onBeforeClose event.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.hide();
isVisible() Returns a boolean indicating whether the component is visible or not.

Returns: Boolean

  • True if the component is visible, false if it's not.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.isVisible();
lap() Triggers a lap event.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.lap();
option(options) Sets one or more options for the component.

Parameters

  • options: Object - A map of option-value pairs to set.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.option({
    display: 'bottom',
    lang: 'de'
});
position([check]) Recalculates the position of the component (if not inline).

Parameters

  • check (Optional): Boolean - If true, the function checks if viewport size changed after last position call, if false or ommitted, position is recalculated anyway.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.position();
reset() Resets the timer.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.reset();
select() Hides the timer and also invokes the onSelect event.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.select();
setArrayVal (values [, fill ] [, change ] [, temp ] [, time ]) Sets the timer wheel values from the values parameter passed as array.

Parameters

  • values: Array - An array containing the wheel values.
  • fill (Optional): Boolean - If true, the associated input element is also updated with the new value.
  • change (Optional): Boolean - If false, change event won't be triggered on the input element.
  • temp (Optional): Boolean - If true, only temporary values are set.
  • time (Optional): Number - Specifies the duration of the animation in seconds to scroll the wheels to the new values. There is no animation, if time is omitted or 0.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.setArrayVal([4, 5]);
setEllapsedTime(time) Sets the ellapsed time in milliseconds.

Parameters

  • time: Number - The ellapsed time in milliseconds.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.setEllapsedTime(300);
setTime() Sets the target time in milliseconds.

Parameters

  • time: Number - The ellapsed time in milliseconds.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.setTime(300);
setVal(value [, fill ] [, change ] [, temp ] [, time ]) Sets the timer value.

Parameters

  • value: String - The timer value.
  • fill (Optional): Boolean - If true, the associated input element is also updated with the new value.
  • change (Optional): Boolean - If false, change event won't be triggered on the input element.
  • temp (Optional): Boolean - If true, only temporary value is set.
  • time (Optional): Number - Specifies the duration of the animation in seconds to scroll the wheels to the new values. There is no animation, if time is omitted or 0.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.setVal('10 Minutes 30 Seconds');
show([ prevAnim ] [, prevFocus ]) Shows the component.

Parameters

  • prevAnim (Optional): Boolean - If true, show will not be animated.
  • prevFocus (Optional): Boolean - If true, the popup will not be focused right after show.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.show();
start() Starts the timer.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.start();
stop() Stops the timer.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.stop();
tap(el, handler) Attaches the handler function to the tap event of element el.

Parameters

  • el: Object - The element with tap event.
  • handler: Function - If the action was initiated with touch event, handler is called on touchend, otherwise on click.

Example

Methods can be called on an instance. For more details see calling methods
mobiscrollInstance.tap('#element', function () { alert("It's a tap!"); });

Localization

Name Type Default value Description
cancelText String 'Cancel' Text for Cancel button.
clearText String 'Clear' Text for Clear button.
headerText Mixed '{value}' Specifies a custom string which appears in the popup header. If the string contains '{value}' substring, it is replaced with the formatted value of the timer. If it's set to false, the header is hidden. If a function is passed, it receives the formatted value as parameter and the returned value appears in the header
hideText String 'Hide' Text for hide button
labels Array ['Years', 'Months', 'Days', 'Hours', 'Minutes', 'Seconds'] Labels for the wheels
labelsShort Array ['Yrs', 'Mths', 'Days', 'Hrs', 'Mins', 'Secs'] Short labels for the wheels
lang String 'en-US' Language of the component. Based on the language string the component loads the language based default settings from the language modules.
Supported languages:
  • 'en' or 'en-US' or undefined - English
  • 'en-UK' or 'en-GB' - English (UK)
  • 'ca' - Catalan
  • 'cs' - Czech
  • 'zh' - Chinese
  • 'da' - Danish
  • 'de' - German
  • 'es' - Spanish
  • 'fa' - Farsi
  • 'fr' - French
  • 'he' - Hebrew
  • 'hu' - Hungarian
  • 'it' - Italian
  • 'ja' - Japanese
  • 'nl' - Dutch
  • 'no' - Norwegian
  • 'pl' - Polish
  • 'pt-BR' - Brazilian Portuguese
  • 'pt-PT' - European Portuguese
  • 'ro' - Romanian
  • 'ru' - Russian
  • 'ru-UA' - Russian (UA)
  • 'sk' - Slovak
  • 'sv' - Swedish
  • 'tr' - Turkish
lapText String 'Lap' Text for lap button
resetText String 'Reset' Text for reset button
rtl Boolean false Right to left display.
selectedText String '{count} selected' Specifies the amount of selected items according to the rules of particular language. The '{count}' substring will be replaced with the number of selected items.
setText String 'Set' Text for Set button.
startText String 'Start' Text for start button
stopText String 'Stop' Text for stop button