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    Win32 Clock

    Could some one please help me?

    I have static box that makes the system time appear in hours mintues and seconds but it only refreshes when i move the mouse or other window activitey is there away to allow the clock to refresh freely?

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    Re: Win32 Clock

    Set up a Windows timer (with a NULL callback function pointer) and handle the timer messages in your window class' OnTimer() event handler to update the clock display. Have a look at CWnd::SetTimer() in MSDN for instructions on how to do that.

    A timer interval of 1000 ms should be ok for this application in most cases. That way your clock display may be off by a maximum of one second relative to the system clock, but your app wouldn't be too busy handling the timer messages.

    HTH

    BTW, please note that double-posting doesn't get you quicker, better or more answers. But maybe that was an unintentional mistake.
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    Talking Re: Win32 Clock

    Thanks and the double post was unfortunate

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