i think you miss understood me. let me make it clear. i am using Visual C++ under windows xp. now when you compile a programme a box pops up to run the ".exe" file. some people call that box the console box/screen, some call it the dos box, i don't know. it makes no difference what you call it. anyhow, all i want is to have the time on that screen. i dont want it to show the time at which the programme was ran. i want to show the time and update it every second. i asked my professor at uni and he said it needed an intrrupt, so that every second the time will jump a second and i get a clock on the screen. but he wasn't sure and he is looking to find the function that does this for me. but i am just posting this on here to see if i can find out the answer before he does, so i can get this thing done!
thats all. sorry for any confusion.
and thanks for your concern