extends TimerTask to create your own task : Timer « Development « Java Tutorial

import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.util.TimerTask;

class MyTask extends TimerTask {
  private DataOutputStream out;

  public MyTask(OutputStream dest) {
    out = new DataOutputStream(dest);

  public void run() {
    try {
    } catch (IOException e) {

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