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Java Timer cancel() Method with Example

Timer Class cancel() method: Here, we are going to learn about the cancel() method of Timer Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on March 26, 2020

Timer Class cancel() method

  • cancel() method is available in java.util package.
  • cancel() method is used to cancel this Timer and discard any task scheduled currently.
  • cancel() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • cancel() method does not throw an exception at the time of canceling timer.

Syntax:

    public void cancel();

Parameter(s):

  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is void, it returns nothing.

Example:

// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of void cancel() method 
// of Timer


import java.util.*;
class CancelTimer extends TimerTask {
 // Task defined in this method
 public void run() {
  System.out.println("In Stock...Stop Working");
 }
}

public class CancelOfTimer {
 public static void main(String[] args) {
  // Instantaites a TimerTask and
  // Timer object
  TimerTask task = new CancelTimer();
  Timer tmr = new Timer();

  // By using scheduleAtFixedRate() method isto
  // schedule the task at a constant rate in a
  // repeated manner
  tmr.scheduleAtFixedRate(task, new Date(), 330);

  // By using cancel() method is to
  // cancel this timer and stop
  // the scheduled task
  System.out.println("tmr.cancel(): " + "Cancelled");
  tmr.cancel();
 }
}

Output

tmr.cancel(): Cancelled
In Stock...Stop Working





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