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SetAlarm

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Set an alarm

Contributed by: Bob Sandheinrich

ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"][time]

sets an alarm to go off at the scheduled time.

ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"][alarm,time]

evaluates alarm at the specified time.

Details and Options

ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"][time] creates a dialog and plays a church bell audio.
ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"]["string",time] uses the default alarm, inserting the string into the dialog.
The following time specifications can be given:
Quantity [ ] run after the specified amount of time
DateObject [ ] run at the specified time
The alarm is set in the current session. If the session is terminated, as with Quit, the alarm is canceled.
ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"] returns a TaskObject.

Examples

Basic Examples

Set an alarm to go off after five seconds:

In[1]:=
ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"][5]
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Scope

In one minute, beep:

In[2]:=
ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"][Beep[], Quantity[1, "Minutes"]]
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Include a message in the standard alarm:

In[3]:=
ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"]["Time to make the donuts", 5]
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Specify a time for the alarm:

In[4]:=
time = Now + Quantity[10, "Seconds"]
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In[5]:=
ResourceFunction["SetAlarm"][
 Speak["It is " <> TextString[time]], time]
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Requirements

Wolfram Language 11.3 (March 2018) or above

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