Re: Problem with Timer object

"tomaszewski.p" <>
Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:51:44 -0700 (PDT)
On 21 Wrz, 18:20, wrote:

Hi bros. I am encountering with a problem about Timer .
I am simulating a elevator using Java GUI . My elevator includes an
rectangular elevator and a ButtonPanel (an array of buttons which
indicate the floors ) . The elevator runs up and down between the
storeys . What i want is when i press a button in the buttonPanel ie
button number 5 , the elevator will stop when it reachs storey 5 for
an amount of time and continue moving after that . I use timer but the
elevator can't stop .Here is the code .please help me . Thanks in
advance .


 } // end of the elevator class

Doing it as Knute Johnson has written in his post is good idea.
To help you with timers, I have written small snippet:

import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.Timer;

public class SwingTimerTest {
    static class TestPanel extends JPanel implements ActionListener{
        private static final int MOVE_DELAY = 2000;
        private static final int PAUSE_DELAY = 500;

        enum Mode {

        private Timer timer;
        private Mode mode;

        public TestPanel() {
            JButton runButton = new JButton("Run");
            runButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event) {

        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event) {
            switch (mode) {
                case MOVE:
                    mode = Mode.PAUSE;
                case PAUSE:
                    mode = Mode.MOVE;

        private void runTest() {
            mode = Mode.MOVE;
            timer = new Timer(MOVE_DELAY, this);

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        TestPanel panel = new TestPanel();
        JFrame frame = new JFrame();


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