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I want my program to make something every 60 seconds.
What code should I use, so that my programm really sleep a whole minute, I mean, almost without consuming time of the processor?
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Question by:javigil2
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by:javigil2
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by:GabeSmed
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Maybe you could create a timer using Set_Timer, and then add the code to make your program do whatever on the WM_TIMER event.  That's using Microsoft Visual C++, by the way.
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by:GabeSmed
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I'm sorry, I was very vague with my first answer.  Use SetTimer (NOT Set_Timer - whoops) in your OnInitDialog function (or a function called at the start of your program) using this format.

SetTimer(your timer ID - you can add one in the string table or just choose a number, interval in milliseconds, NULL)

Add a KillTimer(timer ID) function at the end of your program.

Finally, in the OnTimer event (WM_TIMER messade), add your code to be performed every minute.

I hope this is better.
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by:GabeSmed
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you can look up these functions in the MSDN library if you need more information
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by:GabeSmed
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you can look up these functions in the MSDN library if you need more information
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by:NickRepin
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If your program doesn't have windows, use Sleep().
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Toad224 earned 150 total points
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if your program is using Windows, you could use the SetTimer() API.  To use this call SetTimer(1, 60000, NULL); within the InitDialog of your program.  The command executed will be WM_TIMER.  Make your program handle WM_TIMER, the argument wParam (or nIDEvent if you are using MFC) will == 1 if it is that timer.  Therefore (within WM_TIMER event):

if(nIDEvent == 1)
{
   //Put code here that should be executed every minute
}
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