Spring Framework

org.springframework.scheduling.support
Class PeriodicTrigger

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.springframework.scheduling.support.PeriodicTrigger
All Implemented Interfaces:
Trigger

public class PeriodicTrigger
extends java.lang.Object
implements Trigger

A trigger for periodic task execution. The period may be applied as either fixed-rate or fixed-delay, and an initial delay value may also be configured. The default initial delay is 0, and the default behavior is fixed-delay (i.e. the interval between successive executions is measured from each completion time). To measure the interval between the scheduled start time of each execution instead, set the 'fixedRate' property to true.

Note that the TaskScheduler interface already defines methods for scheduling tasks at fixed-rate or with fixed-delay. Both also support an optional value for the initial delay. Those methods should be used directly whenever possible. The value of this Trigger implementation is that it can be used within components that rely on the Trigger abstraction. For example, it may be convenient to allow periodic triggers, cron-based triggers, and even custom Trigger implementations to be used interchangeably.

Since:
3.0
Author:
Mark Fisher

Constructor Summary
PeriodicTrigger(long period)
          Create a trigger with the given period in milliseconds.
PeriodicTrigger(long period, java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit timeUnit)
          Create a trigger with the given period and time unit.
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals(java.lang.Object obj)
           
 int hashCode()
           
 java.util.Date nextExecutionTime(TriggerContext triggerContext)
          Returns the time after which a task should run again.
 void setFixedRate(boolean fixedRate)
          Specify whether the periodic interval should be measured between the scheduled start times rather than between actual completion times.
 void setInitialDelay(long initialDelay)
          Specify the delay for the initial execution.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

PeriodicTrigger

public PeriodicTrigger(long period)
Create a trigger with the given period in milliseconds.


PeriodicTrigger

public PeriodicTrigger(long period,
                       java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit timeUnit)
Create a trigger with the given period and time unit. The time unit will apply not only to the period but also to any 'initialDelay' value, if configured on this Trigger later via setInitialDelay(long).

Method Detail

setInitialDelay

public void setInitialDelay(long initialDelay)
Specify the delay for the initial execution. It will be evaluated in terms of this trigger's TimeUnit. If no time unit was explicitly provided upon instantiation, the default is milliseconds.


setFixedRate

public void setFixedRate(boolean fixedRate)
Specify whether the periodic interval should be measured between the scheduled start times rather than between actual completion times. The latter, "fixed delay" behavior, is the default.


nextExecutionTime

public java.util.Date nextExecutionTime(TriggerContext triggerContext)
Returns the time after which a task should run again.

Specified by:
nextExecutionTime in interface Trigger
Parameters:
triggerContext - context object encapsulating last execution times and last completion time
Returns:
the next execution time as defined by the trigger, or null if the trigger won't fire anymore

equals

public boolean equals(java.lang.Object obj)
Overrides:
equals in class java.lang.Object

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Overrides:
hashCode in class java.lang.Object

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