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Posted on 1998-10-19
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Hi! When my program starts i take a start time, then every second i take the current time, then
i show the difference as a duration in a label.The problem is every so often it fails to
show a second, even though it still keeps the correct duration, i understand this may be the
windows is because of its pre-emptive nature, is there a way i can stop this from happening
so often.
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If it is important to you that the duration is as close to one second as possible then you should look at using a multimedia timer.

Look at timeSetEvent and timeKillEvent.

You can use timeSetEvent to start a timer to call a callback function with millisecond accuracy if you want.

Cheers,

Raymond.
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cool thanks for your help
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