[concurrency-interest] Best way to remove a scheduled task with ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor

Robert Bowen syg6 at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 11 04:59:15 EDT 2006

Right you are! Problem solved! They seemed to have thought of everything when developing this API!

Thanks for all your help, it saved me a lot of time!


----- Original Message ----
From: Joe Bowbeer <joe.bowbeer at gmail.com>
To: concurrency-interest at cs.oswego.edu
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 9:25:49 PM
Subject: Re: [concurrency-interest] Best way to remove a scheduled task with ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor

scheduleAtFixedRate returns a (Scheduled)Future instance associated
with your Runnable.  This Future is what you cancel.

If you want to cancel each and every one, you can shutdownNow the

On 10/10/06, Robert Bowen <syg6 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hmmm ... I'm at home now and don't have my code in front of me but ... if I
> am not mistaken, when you call
> ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor.scheduleAtFixedRate(Runnable)
> what you're left with is an Executor with Future Tasks, each one an instance
> of your Runnable. So my question remains, how do I get access to each
> individual Runnable / Future Task, so I can call cancel() on it?
> Maybe I'll see it more clearly when I have the code in front of me ...
> Thanks for your help!
> Bob
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