Thread: I don't know how to add a timer ? Can someone help please

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    I don't know how to add a timer ? Can someone help please

    Hello
    I want to add a timer to my mini quiz game and show how much time it took for the user to finish it .I want to learn how to do that in C language
    NOTE: My program only has a splash screen Allegro

    The files are attached
    A bitmap http://i58.tinypic.com/2qan4nk.jpg (I couldnt attach because of the size is above 200 kb. Please save as a BMP file )
    A text file
    A CPP file

    It is kind of urgent but any help is appreciated
    Thank you
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    I am sorry staha01 i didnt mean to spam you ! I sent one message and it didnt show any messages saying sent successfully or something,so i went to my sent messages folder and there was nothing there, that is why i sent you another one because i thought the first one was unsuccessful ! Sorry for confusion !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun Kumar View Post
    Hello

    The files are attached
    A bitmap http://i58.tinypic.com/2qan4nk.jpg (I couldnt attach because of the size is above 200 kb. Please save as a BMP file )
    A text file
    A CPP file
    You are requesting help with C++ code in the C forum. While there is a solution in C, is this what you meant to do?
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    It might be a .cpp file, but the code is all C.

    @OP
    Strip out all the allegro code, and 9 out of 10 questions and make a simple program that just asks ONE question and times the answer.

    When you have that working, then you can copy/paste it 10 times in your code.

    Though to be honest, you really need to be using your Q.txt file (you also need an answers file as well), to really make the code much simpler.
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    Hi salem
    thank you for replying ! Currently i cannot take anything out and sort it because of the time limit ! Is there anyway i can still add the timer with the code i currently have ?
    thank you

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    It sounds like what you need to do is ask for the time once in the beginning, and once in the end, and then call difftime() with the two time_t variables you have.

    time(2): time in seconds - Linux man page
    difftime(3): calculate time diff - Linux man page

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    @Whiteflags how do i ask the time ?
    I have absolutely zero knowledge on the header time.h

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    I have absolutely zero knowledge on the header time.h
    That is not my problem. I gave you a reference that explains everything I think you need to know about the functions that you need to use--how to call them, and what they return. Plus, the C file that you linked to in the thread has code with time() and difftime() in it. It is hard for me to believe that at this stage you cannot do this much yourself. Without doing it completely for you, there is literally no other way I can help. Frankly, if you cheated or got lazy, you deserve to fail. You should try a little harder.
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