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How to call a method after a delay in Android

I need to have the option to call the accompanying technique after a specified delay. In target c there was a like thing:
[self performSelector:@selector(DoSomething) withObject:nil afterDelay:5];

Is there an equivalent of this method in android with java? For example I need to be able to call a method after 5 seconds.

public void DoSomething()
//do something here

2 Answers


//Do something after 100ms
}, 100)


final Handler handler = new Handler(Looper.getMainLooper());
handler.postDelayed(new Runnable() {
public void run() {
//Do something after 100ms
}, 100);
In my case Iused the native java Timer instead.

new Timer().schedule(new TimerTask() {          
public void run() {
// this code will be executed after 2 seconds
}, 2000);

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