Can anyone create a timer for WinLIRC?

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    low there! I really like the program WinLIRC in http://winlirc.sourceforge.net/ but my only problem is that there is no timer, can anyone create a timer so that I can set my device to turn on and off at the times that the user will also input in the program?

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    So, let me get this right: You want to set up a timer so that you turn on (say) the TV at 4pm, then turn it off again at 5pm?

    I would have thought that setting a timer wouldn't be terribly difficult.

    Another thought would be to use the Windows "Schedule tasks" to start and stop the TV.

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    Can you at least get a crack at it? I'm very puzzled at what exactly to do about the timer thing.

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    Well, Windows itself supports several forms of timers - I don't know what you ACTUALLY want to do, so I can't only guess which one you wan to use.

    In a Windowed application, you could use:
    SetTimer().
    You can either supply a timerfunc to that function, or you can catch the WM_TIMER event.

    There are other ways, but without understanding what you want to achieve, it's kind of hard to recommend something.

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    Um, didn't you read that it can be edited with Visual C++ 6? You must have not opened the link that I gave. All I want is another dialog to appear in the program where you can set a timer for a certain signal that was previously learned or will be learning. In the timer, I can set let say my TV to turn on at a certain time & turn off at another certain time. What you said in your first post was already correct. I have already built the receiver, but all I really need now is the program that I have to admit is very hard to do. tnx.

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    I looked at the link you gave, but when the zip file of the two source-code components come to about 180KB I'm not going to sit down and understand where and how to implement something like that - it's not THAT trivial.

    There are a few dozen files here, and each of them contain a few hundred to a thousand lines of code.

    If you want someone to do it for you, you'd better be prepared to either wait or pay for it to be done.

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