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SC_GetTickCount (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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This function is called from the OAL and retrieves the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since Windows CE was started.

DWORD SC_GetTickCount(void);



Return Values

The number of milliseconds that have elapsed since the system was started indicates success.


The resolution of the system timer is based on the OEM's setting. Check with the OEM for details.

The elapsed time is stored as a DWORD value. Therefore, the time wraps around to 0 if the system is run continuously for 49.7 days.

Note   The return value must be in sync with CurMSec. The return value must be CurMSec or CurMSec + 1 if the timer tick is shifted by more than 1 ms due to a timer reprogram in OEMIdle.

An OEM should always return CurMSec if OEMIdle never reprograms a timer.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.0 and later.
Header: Kernel.h.
Link Library: Nk.lib.

See Also

GetTickCount | CurMSec | OEMIdle | pOEMUpdateRescheduleTime | Implementation of the Variable Tick Scheduler

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