Schedule a task by using Timer and TimerTask. : Timer « Development « Java Tutorial

import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Timer;
import java.util.TimerTask;

class AutoTask extends TimerTask {
  AutoTask() {

  public void run() {
    System.out.println(new Date());


public class Main {
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    AutoTask myTask = new AutoTask();
    Timer bkTimer = new Timer();

    bkTimer.schedule(myTask, 2000, 2000);

    for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
      try {
      } catch (InterruptedException exc) {

6.18.1.Using Timers
6.18.2.Demonstrate Timer and TimerTask.
6.18.3.Timer and TimerTask Classes
6.18.4.Pause and start a timer task
6.18.5.Create a Timer object
6.18.6.Swing also provide a Timer class. A Timer object will send an ActionEvent to the registered ActionListener.
6.18.7.Create a scheduled task using timer
6.18.8.Schedule a task by using Timer and TimerTask.
6.18.9.Scheduling a Timer Task to Run Repeatedly
6.18.10.extends TimerTask to create your own task
6.18.11.Your own timer
6.18.12.Class encapsulating timer functionality