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Schedule a Timer for (starting Date, No of times, no of days) problem

Mahendran Aiyappan
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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Hi guys,

I have a TimerTask which need to be scheduled for conditions such as

1) Start Date and Time

2) Frequency (no of times it needs to be run)

3) Day/Month/Year

No 3 is actually a combo box in the UI.

If Day is selected then and Frequency is 5 means - Start from the Starting date and run for the next 5 days.

Similarly if Month is selected - Start from the Starting date and run for the next Five months.

Similarly for the year.

Now how can I specify in schedule() method of the Timer object so that it can accomplish the above objective.

Please help me out from this problem.

Thanks for your comments.
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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Have you worked out a schedule() call that sets up the first time and how often to run? That looks pretty straightforward if you're accustomed to dealing in times as milliseconds.

I think to make it run a certain number of times and stop you'll have to make the task keep count and cancel itself.


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