java.util.Timer.cancel() Method


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Description

The cancel() method is used to terminate this timer and discarding any currently scheduled tasks.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Timer.cancel() method.

public void cancel()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

NA

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Timer.cancel()

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class TimerDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      
      // creating timer task, timer
      TimerTask tasknew = new TimerCancel();
      Timer timer = new Timer();

      // scheduling the task
      timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(tasknew, new Date(), 100);      

      // terminating the timer
      System.out.println("cancelling timer");
      timer.cancel();
   }
   // this method performs the task
   
   public void run() {
      System.out.println("working on");      
   }    
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result.

cancelling timer
working on

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