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INFO: GetCurrentTime and GetTickCount Functions Identical


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Win32 Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) versions 3.0, 3.1


The GetCurrentTime() and GetTickCount() functions are identical. Each returns the number of milliseconds (+/- 55 milliseconds) since the user started Windows, and the return value of each function is declared to be a DWORD.

The following code demonstrates these two functions:

   DWORD dwCurrTime;
   DWORD dwTickCount;
   char szCurrTime[50];

   dwCurrTime = GetCurrentTime ();
   dwTickCount = GetTickCount ();

   sprintf (szCurrTime, "Current time = %lu\nTick count = %lu",
            dwCurrTime, dwTickCount);

   MessageBox (hWnd, szCurrTime, "Times", MB_OK); 

Keywords : kbKernBase
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology : kbWin32SDKSearch kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbSDKSearch kbWin32sSearch kbWinSDKSearch kbWinSDK300 kbWinSDK310

Last Reviewed: March 5, 1999
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