This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I have a GUI application which displays three different messages for a period of 5 seconds in the same JTextArea. When I close the window before de second or third message is displayed the thread is still being executed in the �DOS Window�. Is it possible to stop the tread (and the entire program) when de GUI is closed?