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Scheduling With Quartz.Net

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5 Jan 2015CPOL1 min read
How to do scheduling with Quartz.Net

The other day, I had a requirement to schedule something in my app to run at certain times, and at fixed intervals thereafter. Typically, I would just solve this using either a simple Timer, or turn to my friend Reactive Extensions by way of Observable.Timer(..).

The thing is that I decided to have a quick look at something I have always known about but never really used, for scheduling, which is, which actually does have some pretty good documentation up already:

For me, I just wanted to get something very basic up and running, so I gave it a blast.

Step 1: Install

This is as easy as installing the following NuGet package “Quartz“.

Step 2: Create A Job Class

This again is fairly easy, thanks to Quartz nice API. Here is my job class

using System;
using Quartz;
namespace FooBar
    public class LoggingJob : IJob
        public void Execute(IJobExecutionContext context)
                string.Format("Logging job : {0} {1}, and proceeding to log", 
                    DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString(), DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString()));

That is all you need for a job really. The context object gives you access to a lot of useful stuff.

Step 3: Setting Up A Schedule

Again, this was mega easy, all I had to do was something like this:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Common.Logging;
using Quartz;
using Quartz.Impl;
namespace FooBar
    class Program
        private static ILog Log = LogManager.GetCurrentClassLogger();
        static void Main(string[] args)
                // construct a scheduler factory
                ISchedulerFactory schedFact = new StdSchedulerFactory();
                // get a scheduler
                IScheduler sched = schedFact.GetScheduler();
                IJobDetail job = JobBuilder.Create<LoggingJob>()
                    .WithIdentity("myJob", "group1")
                ITrigger trigger = TriggerBuilder.Create()
                    (s =>
                            .StartingDailyAt(TimeOfDay.HourAndMinuteOfDay(10, 15))
                sched.ScheduleJob(job, trigger);
            catch (ArgumentException e)

And that was enough for my job to get scheduled, every 10 seconds starting at 10:15 AM.

I was fairly happy with Quartz, and I will certainly make more use of it, when I have bigger, bolder, badder scheduling needs.


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QuestionCreate Simple Task Scheduler desktop application in c# Pin
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	Want to create an application to take input from Hourly, daily or weekly. If hourly, options = Every X hours. If daily, options = Time of day.If weekly, options = Day of week and time of day.
Once a user selects the option a particular task(code) should run on that schedule time.

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