detect count/how long the mouse down pressed

detect count/how long the mouse down pressed <even outside of the main form application>
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systanAsked:
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Mike TomlinsonHigh School Computer Science, Computer Applications, and Mathematics TeachersCommented:
You could use a hook via WH_MOUSE_LL to get global mouse messages...

See Bob's (TheLearnedOne) example here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C_Sharp/Q_21475143.html
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systanAuthor Commented:
thank you, but I already have that links and downloaded it;  what i am after is to count the number of seconds a mouse is down.  i don't know where to merge the code.
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Mike TomlinsonHigh School Computer Science, Computer Applications, and Mathematics TeachersCommented:
Use the StopWatch() class:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.diagnostics.stopwatch.aspx

Start it when WM_LBUTTONDOWN is received and stop it when you get a WM_LBUTTONUP.
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systanAuthor Commented:
thank you
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