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How to display time

adeeb alexander
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I am able to get the current system time on a JLabel but I want to see the time changing on it please any body help me
Ulf Dittmer

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I'd probably start a thread that sleeps for whatever interval you want to update the label. Upon waking up it would set the text on the label with the current time before once again going to sleep.

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Rob Spoor

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javax.swing.Timer would be a perfect candidate. Its events are executed on the Event Dispatcher Thread so no need to work with invokeLater.

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