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Timer Problems

jack pashley

Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Posts: 4
I have a zombie apocalypse simulator that I've been making. I'm having problems with making the text come up slow enough in my JTextArea (resultField) so that you can see it. All the program has to do is hold a loop still four about a second to half a second so you can read the variables as it increments. I have tried using Thread.sleep(500); but that just makes the GUI freeze for 500 seconds. So what i need the most is someone to help me set up a timer because I've looked all over the internet and none of the tutorials work for what I need (some of them didn't even work at all)

Loop where the code needs to go

Greg Brannon

Joined: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 563
Put this project down for a sec and write a simple container with a text box that adds text driven by a javax.swing.Timer. Get it started and come back when you need help.

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jack pashley

Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Posts: 4
No it did not work

Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

Didn't work? All went wrong? Yes, it's frustrating when a little thing like a semicolon torpedos your code, but for us to help you we need you to TellTheDetails. And read ItDoesntWorkIsUseless for more information. (Those are links; follow them.)
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