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Thread: Does Java have a timer routine.

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    Default Does Java have a timer routine.

    Is there a timer within Java that can be set for a given interval and when the interval has elapsed to send a signal back to the main programme. ?
    Something like the way a button reacts when clicked.


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    Default Re: Does Java have a timer routine.

    Take a look at java.util.Timer and javax.swing.Timer, depending on your program's needs.

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    Default Re: Does Java have a timer routine.

    Hi Greg - Many thanks for reply. I have looked at your suggestions and I am sure I should be able to accomplish what I want to do with one of those.

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    Default Re: Does Java have a timer routine.

    I reread your question and the phrase, "send a signal back" made me think of an event bus. You might look into that architecture by searching "java eventbus" or "google eventbus".

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    Hi Greg - Sorry I took so long to reply. You may be pleased to know that I solved my timer problem by using a Handler and a Runnable in my code. It works a treat.

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