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Time expression (property)
For automation interface information about the Time Expression property, see the automation interface topic for an Event Action Block in the Related Topics.
This property specifies the time expression that triggers an Event Action Block whose Trigger Type is Time. This property is available only when the Trigger Type of an Event Action Block is Time.
By default, the Time Expression box is blank.
On a State Diagram, the syntax of an Event Action Block whose Trigger Type is Time is as follows.
after(<time expression>)[<guard condition>]/<action>
You use the Code Editor to edit Time Expression code. For information about the Code Editor, including setting the code language to use, click here.
This property is set on the Options tab of an Event Action Block's Property Pages. You can click the Edit button and change the code in the Code Editor window. In addition, you can add model object references to the Time Expression code.
On the Property Pages, the Editor button associated with the Time Expression box allows you to change the Time Expression in a text window.
The Time Expression property supports Rich Text, so you can format the text and use model object references.
To change a Time Expression from the State Diagram, right-click the Event Action Block, point to Edit, and then click Trigger.
The following section provides information about the items and diagrams for which Time Expression is a property. For more information about an item or diagram, click it.
Is property of
Event Action Block