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Creating and displaying timers

Hi there, I'm curious about learning more about timers. Could someone point me in the right direction please.


I'm making a program that will have a timer with a start and stop button.


I made a tester using the millitime thing and its working, but I'm wondering how I can use a loop to have the .setText update the labelfield every second.


I saw somebody mention TimerTask, would that be easier or harder to use?


Thanks everyone!

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Re: Creating and displaying timers

typical skeleton would be:

private class MyTimer extends TimerTask {
     public void run() {
      //your code here

Timer timer = new Timer();
//let's run our TimerTask every 1 second
timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(new MyTimer(), 0, 1000);