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Thread: Question - Delay

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    Default Question - Delay

    Hello programmers,

    Im trying to make a jLabel ( with an image in it )move in netbeans, but with my current code it moves -5 every ''act?''. I would like to add a delay to it so that it moves -5, then it waits for example 0.5 seconds, and continues. I treid methods like, sleep and wait but i got errors every time. Is there any other way to do it? Or how do i correct use these methods

    My code :

    This is is executed when a certain buttom is preshed : move(-5, 0, 10);

        public void move(int xx, int yy, int ii) {
            for (int i = 0; i < ii; i++) {
                x = mario.getX() + xx;
                y = mario.getY() + yy;
                mario.setBounds(x, y, 91, 117);

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Question - Delay

    I don't get a good feel for your code and what you're doing with the small code snipped that you've posted. What is key in my mind is, what are you using to try to do your animation? Myself, I'd use a Swing Timer, and I suggest that you look into doing the same. You can find the tutorial here: The Swing Timer Tutorial.

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