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    Delay XState Events and Transitions
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Delay XState Events and Transitions

Kyle Shevlin
InstructorKyle Shevlin

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The passing of time can be represented as an event in XState. Rather than requiring the user to send an event after an amount of time has passed, XState provides the after property.

The value of after is an object whose keys are the milliseconds that should pass before a transition is taken. Consider a stop light transitioning from yellow to red after three seconds:

//...
yellow: {
  after: { 3000: 'red' }
},
red: {
  //...
}
//...

We can also create dynamic delays with expressions using the options object as the second argument to Machine. This is also demonstrated in the lesson.