how do i put a timer in a progrom like for computing for its efficienct im using microsoft visual c++ tnx ps the time shud b in nanosec. or millisec.

Hello Nicolo, thank you for the question.

Use the function GetTickCount() which can be found in Windows.h. It returns a DWORD that is the elapsed seconds, and if used correctly, can give you the nanoseconds simply by dividing until you get the number you want, as it returns milliseconds naturally.

I hope this information was useful.

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