Need a simple example of Scheduler Programming

Discussion in 'Plugin Development' started by Thumbz, Aug 15, 2012.

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    Thumbz

    Basically, I want to know how to make a plugin that counts seconds from 1 to 3

    Something like:

    if (commandLabel.equalsIgnoreCase("ThreeSecondTimer"))
    {
    //Something involving Scheduler Programming
    }


    I'll be posting this information directly to the developer wiki. Thank you.

    P.S. I checked http://wiki.bukkit.org/Scheduler_Programming but the tutorial code there is heavily lacking in comments, to the point I'm not sure it covers what I'm asking about
     
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    Jnorr44

    Code:
    public int n;
     
    Bukkit.getScheduler().scheduleSyncRepeatingTask(this, new Runnable() {
        public void run() {
            if (n >=  4){
                n = 0;
            }
            n++
        }
    }, 20, 20);
    Theres probably even a way to make it simpler LOL
     
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    oppzippy

    Code:
    Bukkit.getServer().getScheduler()
                    .scheduleAsyncDelayedTask(this, new Runnable() {
     
                        public void run() {
                            Delayed Task
                        }
                    }, (Delay in MS)L);
     
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    Thumbz


    So int n is accessible even after sending the Runnable to the Scheduler? I was thinking that scheduler accepts Runnables and then runs them independently of the function that Schedules them. Is that not how it works?

    Also, what are the 20's in } 20, 20); for?
     
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    Jnorr44

    sorry, you should actually change public int n; to public final int n; - Runnables require a final. And the 20s are the duration in ticks between repeats. A tick is 1/20th of a second.
     
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    Chiller

    But then you wont be able to change / update n
    You just have to put it outside of the whole method
     
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    Jnorr44

    yeah... public int n; lol
    im working on a plugin right now thats making me frustrated.... so im not really putting much thought into it.
     
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    Chiller

    Whats the plugin do?!
     
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    dchaosknight

    This is just an educated guess, but this might work:
    Code:java
    1. public final int[] array = {1, 2, 3};
    2.  
    3. Bukkit.getScheduler.scheduleSyncRepeatingTask(this, new Runnable(){
    4. public void run(){
    5. for(int n : array){
    6. if(n == 3){
    7. //do stuff(You counted to 3!)
    8. }
    9. break;
    10. }
    11. }
    12. }, 0, 20);

    EDIT: Thinking about it some more, this may just put it in an endless loop...
     
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    Jnorr44

    Chiller
    Makes a cursor follow all player positions on any map. Basically making the xbox360 maps (if you've played it before). I am even adding colors for players with permission. And it deals with a lot of performance, math, and tedious stuff.
     
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    Chiller

    This is client side right?
     
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    Jnorr44

    Chiller
    Nope, server side. Bukkit has an API for changing maps
     
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    Chiller

    Wait a cursor as in what? I thought you were saying like a minimap.
     
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    Jnorr44

    The white arrow on a map when you look at it is a cursor. I am adding colored cursors in red blue and green for all players in the game, to everyones maps. I am also going to be making a command for creating a map with a much larger scale, which means you can see more of the world... etc
     
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    DrBowe

    What you're looking for, if you haven't found it already, is something like this:
    Code:java
    1.  
    2. Bukkit.getScheduler().scheduleSyncRepeatingTask(this [as in your plugin instance], new Runnable()
    3. {
    4. public void run()
    5. {
    6. updatePlayerPositionsOnMap();
    7. }
    8. }, 60, 60);
    9.  


    Long story short, here's the rundown:
    • You schedule it with an instance of your plugin, and an instance of a runnable. Usually, it's an anonymous inner class--but sometimes it helps to create your own Runnable class so you can pass variables into the scheduler (avoiding a lot of final issues)
    • At the end, you have 2 variables. First variable is going to be the delay in ticks, the second is going to be how often your task repeats. There are 20 ticks in a single second, roughly, so if you want a 3 second delay with a 3 second repeating interval, you'd give 60 as both of the variables.
    Other than that, everything is fairly straight forward.
     
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    Thumbz

    This looks like it should work to me. I'll have to test it later. It's not really necessary in the plugin I'm making, but it should be a nice touch. I do feel like bumping this one more time, though, to see if anyone can say for sure whether or not this is how a runnable works.
     
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    dchaosknight

    Thumbz
    Just on a little side note, i just realized it should be getScheduler(), not getScheduler. Not too big, since Eclipse would easily catch this, but just thought I would point that out.
     
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    4thegame3

    Code:java
    1. Bukkit.getScheduler.scheduleSyncRepeatingTask(this, new Runnable(){
    2. public static int n;
    3. public void run(){
    4. if(n==0){
    5. n = 1;
    6. }
    7. System.out.println(n);
    8. n++;
    9. }
    10. },20L,20L);
    11.  
    12.  
    13. //20L means 1 sec in ticks
    14.  


    EDIT: tested and works
     
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    AdamQpzm

    4thegame3 Public static fields are almost always wrong. This is certainly the case when using anonymous classes.
     
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