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GetTickCount - Range Check Error

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For some reason, the windows GetTickCount function causes a range check error.  This is according to bug report logs that I am receiving from my users.

Any ideas why this could be happening?  Can I safely ignore these errors by putting an exception handler around all calls to GetTickCount?
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Question by:wolsen
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What data type are you assigning the result to? I use DWORD for this in my apps and don't have a problem.
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GetTickCount is defined as

DWORD GetTickCount(VOID)

I use a Cardinal for this (same as DWORD/LongWord) as well, and have never had a overflow issues
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I am using LongInt and maybe some integers, too.  I will try changing to DWORD, or equivalent.

Thank you.
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by:ricswika
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Also make sure all of the other variables used in calcualations involving GetTickCount are DWORD or Cardinal. For, example this may cause an overflow issue. I think the compiler treats the calcuation as integer, thus the overflow.

var
  T: DWORD;
  T0 : Integer = 10;
  K: Integer = 100;

begin
  T := T0 + (GetTickCount*K);
end;
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