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Hi,
I would like my application to wait 5 seconds in a specific situation. In the documentation I read it can be done by Sleep() method. This is a method of Thread class.
My application has only one - the main - thread. How can I get its instance ?
Is there something like getMainThread() available ?

Thanx.
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by:imladris
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sleep is a static method. It's signature is:

public static void sleep(long millis);

So you can sleep for 5 seconds by writing:

Thread.sleep(5000);

A static method exists apart from any instance of a class, and is accessible by prepending the class name as shown.
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by:progra
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Hi
You can use this method

static Thread currentThread()
          Returns a reference to the currently executing thread object.

and then make sleep()
                currentThread() .sleep()
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by:izi13
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Thanx
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by:arulthas
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hi imladris,

i tried your method but it give and error. that error is as below :-

HelloWorld.java:4: 'class' or 'interface' expected
public static void sleep(long millis);
              ^
1 error


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by:arulthas
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hi imladris,

i tried your method but it give and error. that error is as below :-

HelloWorld.java:4: 'class' or 'interface' expected
public static void sleep(long millis);
              ^
1 error


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by:progra
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hi arulthas,

if you want pause current tread:
//Time to sleep
int timeToSleep;
//Current thread object
Thread thr = Thread.currentThread();
//Pause thread
thr.sleep(timeToSleep);

or shorter
Thread.currentThread().sleep(timeToSleep);
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