Using Timers : Timer « Development « Java Tutorial

The java.util.Timer class provides an alternative way to perform scheduled or recurrent tasks.

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

public class MainClass {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Timer timer = new Timer();

    timer.schedule(new DisplayQuestionTask(), 0, 10 * 1000);

    try {
    } catch (InterruptedException e) {


class DisplayQuestionTask extends TimerTask {
  int counter = 0;

  public void run() {

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