Javascript pause method: To create delays in javascripts

Creating delays in javascript can be very essential under certain specific scenarios, though i would recommend you to avoid it in most cases.

The right way to create a delay would be by using setTimeOut method in javascript, as below:

setTimeout(“alert(‘hello world’)”,1500); // shows alertbox after 1500 milliseconds

The lazy way or to be precise – the naughty way, can be obtained from the below function:

<title>Javascript Pause</title>

<script language=”javascript”>
function pausejs(millis)
var date = new Date();
var curDate = null;
do { curDate = new Date(); }
while(curDate-date < millis);


               <input type=”button” value=”Push this button to pause the page scripts by 1500 milliseconds” onClick=”pausejs(1500);“>


Of course, this is a naughty equivalent to the pause method. But after all you can have a pause method in your javascript.

  1. Very helpful JS pause example. Thankyou for sharing.


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