I've taken a few questions that have me stumped and put them into one thread.
1) I'm looking to make a simple timer for a program I'm writing: The program displays a character string next to a count down timer that refreshes, say, every 5 seconds. When the timer reaches 0, it displays an alarm saying so.
I'm pretty new to C++ and don't know really how to read functions from header files.
2) How would I call an external program, like notepad.exe, from C++? (You'd think searching Google would produce answers but strangely, it didn't give me anything useful.)
3) There was something else, but I can't remember ATM, I'll edit my post when I can remember.