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SystemTime() - Is there one?

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Correct me if I'm wrong please, but is there a SystemTime() kind of function? You know, from the computer's clock?

I did sort of get one working with the hack method, that is, use FileOpen to create a temp file, and then use FileGetTime to get the time and store it in a variable. Creative, but inefficient.

Also a variation of the TimerDiff() function where I can compare the difference between a variable that has a previously stored SystemTime() and the current SystemTime(), and be able to return the result in seconds, minutes and seconds or hours minutes seconds etc.

I need to keep approx 8 timers going each with different start/end times that I need to monitor, but the TimerInit()/TimerDiff() function is only good for one (as TimerInit() resets each time it is called).

Unless someone can come up with an elegant routine to keep track of 8 timers?

eg... when each timer hits a predetermined time (in seconds), it needs to perform a particular function.

Thanks in advance

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_NowTime().


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Here's a way I just thought of to globaly track your timers.

;//Create a Global Timer Track array
Global $aTimers[9]

;//Activate timer 1
_TimerTrack($aTimers, 1)
Sleep(2000)
;//Activate timer 2
_TimerTrack($aTimers, 2)
Sleep(3000)

MsgBox(64, 'Info', 'Timer 1 has been ran for: ' & Int(_TimerTrack($aTimers, 1, 0) / 1000) & ' seconds.' & @CR & _
        'Timer 2 has been ran for: ' & Int(_TimerTrack($aTimers, 2, 0) / 1000) & ' seconds.')

Func _TimerTrack(ByRef $avArray, $nTimerNum, $nActDiff = 1);nActDiff default = 1 will start timers, 0 will return the difference from when the timer was started
    If $nActDiff Then
        $avArray[$nTimerNum] = TimerInit()
    Else
        Return TimerDiff($avArray[$nTimerNum])
    EndIf
    Return 1
EndFunc


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Can I perform a mathematical calculation on it?

eg.

$oldtime = _NowTime()

$timeout = 10000

$i=0

while $i=0

if (_NowTime() - $oldtime) > $timeout

$oldtime = _NowTime()

DoStuff()

endif

enddo

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Can I perform a mathematical calculation on it?

eg.

$oldtime = _NowTime()

$timeout = 10000

$i=0

while $i=0

if (_NowTime() - $oldtime) > $timeout

$oldtime = _NowTime()

DoStuff()

endif

enddo

I don't know what you are doing there, might want to look at _NowTime() in the help file to see what the ouput is, I'm sure it's not a number or an integer.

If you are just primarily concerned about the timers doing things within certain time frames, then this might be enough for you:

;//Create a Global Timer Track array
Global $aTimers[9], $aTimeAlloted[9] = ['', 10000,3000,2000,1000,10000,12000,15000,20000,10500];//You can set different timer action numbers
;//Set all timers
For $iCC = 1 To 8
    _TimerTrack($aTimers, $iCC)
Next

While 1
    For $iCC = 1 To 8;//Loop through the 8 timers to check current time
        If _TimerTrack($aTimers, $iCC, 0) >= $nTimeAlloted[$iCC] Then;//If timer is greater than or equal, then go to function for that timer
            Switch $iCC;//Timer number you are on
                Case 1
                    ;//Function to do for timer 1 if time is reached
                Case 2
                    ;//Function to do for timer 2 if time is reached
                Case 3
                    ;//Function to do for timer 3 if time is reached
                Case 4
                    ;//Function to do for timer 4 if time is reached
                Case 5
                    ;//Function to do for timer 5 if time is reached
                Case 6
                    ;//Function to do for timer 6 if time is reached
                Case 7
                    ;//Function to do for timer 7 if time is reached
                Case 8
                    ;//Function to do for timer 8 if time is reached
            EndSwitch
            _TimerTrack($aTimers, $iCC);Reset this timer to do it all over again.
        EndIf
    Next
    Sleep(10)
WEnd
Func _TimerTrack(ByRef $avArray, $nTimerNum, $nActDiff = 1);//nActDiff default = 1 will start timers, 0 will return the difference from when the timer was started
    If $nActDiff Then
        $avArray[$nTimerNum] = TimerInit()
    Else
        Return TimerDiff($avArray[$nTimerNum])
    EndIf
    Return 1
EndFunc
Edited by SmOke_N

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