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What is the best/easiest way to convert an integer to a timer format 00:00:00? The integer is increased every second. All I need is a simple timer that I can display in a label.

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Question by:LostOne
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by:viktornet
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How about this???

Have a timer and set the Interval to 1000 milisecs..then enter this code in the OnTimer()

Label1.Caption := TimeToStr(Time);

Is this what you need?? I mean is it the time or date that you want to show??
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by:LostOne
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I want to show a timer that starts at 00:00:01 and increases every second.
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How about this..???
Set the timers interval to 1000 then enter this code...
var
  I : integer;
procedure TForm1.Timer1Timer(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Inc(i);
  if i > 9 then
    Label1.Caption := '00:00:' + IntToStr(i)
  else
    Label1.Caption := '00:00:0' + IntToStr(i);
end;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  I := 0;
end;

Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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by:LostOne
ID: 1338171
that would work from 0 to 60 seconds but not after that.
59 sec would be 00:00:59
1 min would be 00:01:00
1 hour would be 01:00:00

the format i'm looking for is [hour]:[min]:[sec]
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by:viktornet
ID: 1338172
Wait ....this one is better without using integers, but real DateTime type..

var
  StartTime : TDateTime;
procedure TForm1.Timer1Timer(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Label1.Caption := FormatDateTime('hh:nn:ss', Time - StartTime);
end;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  StartTime := Time;
end;

Hope this is what you're looking for ;-)

Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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by:viktornet
ID: 1338173
Actually you can do it with integers the way you wanted, but you need to play a little with the if then conditions....
var
  h, m, s : Byte;
begin
  Inc(s);
     if s > 9 then
       Label1.Caption := '00:00:' + IntToStr(s)
     else if s > 60 then
     begin
       Inc(m);
       if m > 9 then
         Label1.Caption := '00:'+IntToStr(m) +':'+IntToStr(i)
       else
        Label1.Caption := '00:0'+IntToStr(m) +':'+IntToStr(i);
end
  else
       Label1.Caption := '00:00:0' + IntToStr(s);
end;

and so on...you got the idea...

Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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