something like a time-listener


I have a jTabbedPane, and the first registercard of it is a login-window.

When I am in the second or third registercard, and I do nothing for a while, I want to go back to the first registercard. I thought about creating a thread, which I call within each action-listener to set the time back. But - how to find out, at what time there is the timeout? (From the side of the Thread and from the side of my class?)

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Have your main class implement the ActionListener interface. Then, in your main class, do something like this:

Timer t = new Timer(secs * 1000, this);

because you are implementing the ActionListener interface, your class should now have a method:

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae)
   ... your code to switch back to login pane ...

When some activity occurs on any pane, do:


to prevent the timer from firing.

WARNING: the timer sends notifications back to you on a seperate thread, so your actionPerformed method needs to be concerned with thread safety. In particular, you should be carefull about modifying Swing components on anything other than the Swing notification thread. See SwingUtilities.invokeLater or SwingUtilities.invokeAndWait...


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