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get different random number when program stop and start again

Posted on 2006-07-18
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hi,
I want to find a random number within a range (between max and min number). I use the following function like below.

c = minCol1 + Int(Rnd() * (maxCol1 - minCol1))

I found that this random number always show same number.  for example:

first time show 12
second time show 18
third time shows 36

when I stop the program. and then start the program again. the random number start from 12, 18, 36.  it seems random number always stay same order....

is there anyway to have random number not always different even I stop and restart the program. thank you!




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by:Jim Horn
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Randomize
c = minCol1 + Int(Rnd() * (maxCol1 - minCol1))
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by:rmtogether
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hi, jimhorn

this is samething I use. but If you get random number like 3,9,5,3,63,5,6......and so on then you stop program.

when you run program again the random number you get would be 3,9,5,3,63,5,6 .....and so on. this is same with the first time when you start program.

Is it possible to have differece sequence of random numbers. after you restart program

thanks
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Jim Horn earned 500 total points
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In your code, type the keyword 'Randomize' immeately above your c+ line, save, run again.
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by:rmtogether
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hi, Jimhorn

yes, I put 'Randomize' , the result is different. thanks I got it
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by:Jim Horn
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Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim

p.s. I built a screen saver five years ago in VB that used Rnd() to establish the direction and speed of pool balls moving across the screen.  For awhile, I couldn't figure out why each ball started in the same position, with the same direction and speed, until I added Randomize.
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