The Win32 library provides a special function used to
count a specific number of lapses that have occurred since you started
your computer. This information or counter is available through the GetTickCount()
function. Its syntax is:
This function takes no argument. If it succeeds in
performing its operation, which it usually does, it provides the number of
milliseconds that have elapsed since you started your computer. Just like
the timer control, what you do with the result of this function is up to
you and it can be used in various circumstances. For example, computer
games and simulations make great use of this function.
After retrieving the value that this function provides,
you can display it in a text-based control.