java.util.Timer.purge() Method


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Description

The purge() method is used to remove all cancelled tasks from this timer's task queue.

Declaration

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

public int purge()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

The method call returns the number of tasks removed from the queue.

Exception

NA

Example

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

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(), 10); 

      // cancel task
      timer.cancel();

      // purging the timer
      System.out.println("purge value :"+timer.purge());      
   }
   // 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.

working on
purge value :0

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