Taremeh Taremeh - 6 days ago 5
TypeScript Question

Typescript Metronome

I'm trying to build a metronome with Typescript (and Angular 2).
Thanks, to @Nitzan-Tomer (Typescript Loop with Delay), who helped me with the basics.

Now I'm facing the issue, that after I started the metronome, I'm not able to change the interval. Imagine a slider, changing the speed between the sounds (=> interval).

let theLoop: (i: number) => void = (i: number) => {
setTimeout(() => {
metronome.play();
if (--i) {
theLoop(i);
}
}, 3000);
};

theLoop(10);


The interval here is 3000. And I want to be able to change it, after the function was triggered. (Maybe also get rid of the
i: number
? Because it shouldn't just play the metronome-sound 10 times...

I thought of a class? But I'm not sure how to build it...

Answer

Here's a simple class to do it:

class Metronome {
    private interval: number;
    private timer: number;

    constructor(interval = 3000) {
        this.interval = interval;
    }

    start(): void {
        this.tick();
    }

    stop() {
        clearTimeout(this.timer);
    }

    setInterval(interval: number) {
        this.interval = interval;
    }

    private tick() {
        // do something here
        this.timer = setTimeout(this.tick.bind(this), this.interval);
    }
}

(code in playground)