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    Is it possible to get a timer running in the background and be able to get its value later?
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    What operating system?
    Most operating systems offer all sorts of timers you can use.
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    windows xp
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    Not sure if this is what you need but check this out.
    http://www.cprogramming.com/fod/time.html

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    Ahh not exactly I'm looking for a function that can record the elapsed time since it has been called to, if that makes sense
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    Originally posted by Salem
    To time how long a particular function took
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    ok so next step..... console or windows program?
    What sort of timing resolution do you need?
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    Console. Timing resolution?
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    GetTickCount() will give you milliseconds resolution.

    QueryPerformanceCounter() is another possibility.

    Look them both up at msdn
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    thanks!
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