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    Windoze is offline Member
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    Default Pauses (or delays rather....)

    Hey i was wondering if anyone knew how to make the code pause for a specified interval of time, at any place in the code that you place it.

    thank you in advance.

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    Which IDE are you using?
    if you are using Netbeans then what you can do is click on the line number once and you will see a red square pop up and then you can click on run->debug
    it will run the program up until the red square and then you can click on play button to run the program line by line

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    You have two choices:
    1 — use a Swing Timer with non-repeating delay, ie, one–time use. There's a page in the tutorial that discusses the use of Swing Timers: How to Use Swing Timers.
    2 — use a thread:
    Java Code:
    Thread thread = new Thread(new Runnable() {
        public void run() {
            try {
            } catch(InterruptedException e) {
    This will halt everything: gui response, gui updates, etc; the app will appear to freeze.

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