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SetTimer without windows

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I have an application which runs as service. The application does not has a window. How can I set a timer in the main program.

SetTimer needs a window. So I could create a class of CWnd which handles the timeout.

Is there an easier way to set a timer?
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by:AlexVirochovsky
ID: 1175507
No , SetiTmer can works without Window. Now is part of
description SetTimer:

UINT SetTimer(hwnd, idTimer, uTimeout, tmprc)

HWND hwnd;      /* handle of window for timer messages      */
UINT idTimer;      /* timer identifier      */
UINT uTimeout;      /* time-out duration      */
TIMERPROC tmprc;      /* instance address of timer procedure      */
hwnd      Identifies the window to be associated with the timer.
 If the tmprc parameter is NULL, the window procedure associated with this window receives the WM_TIMER messages generated by the timer.
If this parameter(hwnd) is NULL, no window is associated with the timer.
Regards, Alex
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by:schmid
ID: 1175508
I have still a problem with SetTimer. My code is like this:

static void CALLBACK EXPORT TimerProc(
   HWND hWnd,
   UINT nMsg,
   UINT nIDEvent,
   DWORD dwTime)
{
  some code
}

SetTimer(NULL, 1, 1000, TimerProc);

The function call SetTimer returns with success. But the callback function TimerProc is not called. What is wrong in my code?
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>> The function call SetTimer returns with success. But the callback function TimerProc is not called. What is wrong in my code?

You need a message loop .  Whether you have a window or not, timer messages are only sent via this.
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