Which Microsoft Header should i use for Speed Tests

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    Question Which Microsoft Header should i use for Speed Tests

    i was using POSIX compliant calls such as 'timezone tz' and 'gettimeofday' which Microsoft claim to support, however i've had trouble compiling. If i wanted to use Microsoft Windows calls to do speed tests on my PC which Header file is the standard for doing time based operations? and how can i find out more about what these header files contain?

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    QueryPerformanceCounter and related functions give access to the Windows high-res timer. But you should have asked this on the Windows board.
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    The function descriptions, including header and library information can be found on msdn (QueryPerformanceCounter); google, obviously, has lots of information, too.
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    i found this site http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/hi...timercshar.asp

    but am still unsure whether i need to add a header file to my project to gain access to the QueryPerformanceCounter() function?

    Isnt this included in windows already ? i'm a bit confused...

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    >>but am still unsure whether i need to add a header file to my project to gain access to the QueryPerformanceCounter() function?<<

    Please follow the link I gave in my previous post to the msdn description for the api function in question. Please scroll to the bottom of that page and please note the point on that msdn page where it states:
    Quote Originally Posted by msdn,QueryPerformanceCounter
    Header Declared in Winbase.h, include Windows.h
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    MSDN --> QueryPerformanceCounter function

    Header Declared in Winbase.h, include Windows.h

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