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Ahmed Basheer
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 77
I have a need of a timer which is resettable. Once it is scheduled for say 2 minute, before 2 minute are over I should be able to reschedule it for runing for 1 more minute.
Swing timers have this capability, because they have restart method. I would avoid using swing timers in non-gui application. I can't use ELB Timer service because I am running in plain java 1.5. Some new features in Java 1.5 offer some promise but have not explored yet.

Appreciate your suggestions.
Rahul Sapkal

Joined: Jul 06, 2005
Posts: 4
You can use java.util.Timer class to achieve this.

Ahmed Basheer
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 77
Well, java.util.TimerTask which are scheduled through java.util.Timer don't have capability to be resetted. There is no reset method on Task once it is scheduled.
Doug Trott

Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 2
Perhaps "resetting" the timer can be viewed as simply a functional requirement? I used the Java.util.Timer and canceled then recreated its task. It appears that the timer is being rescheduled, but it's really a new object.
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