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Version 8.2.3 Demo\WIN32-MSVC timer not started

Posted by thespeeder on March 12, 2016

Was looking at the WIN32-MSVC demo. Appears the timer is not being started.

Had to add a call to xStartTimer(). xTimerStart(xTimer, 0);

Also checked version 9.0.0rc1. xTimerStart() is missing there too.


Version 8.2.3 Demo\WIN32-MSVC timer not started

Posted by rtel on March 12, 2016

Which timer?


Version 8.2.3 Demo\WIN32-MSVC timer not started

Posted by thespeeder on March 13, 2016

The one in mainblinky(), mainblinky.c


Version 8.2.3 Demo\WIN32-MSVC timer not started

Posted by rtel on March 13, 2016

I've just looked at the demo files and see the timer is being started.

What I did:

1) Search for xTimerCreate(), so I can find the name of the variable in which the timer's handle is stored, which is xTimer. Above the call to xTimerCreate() I see the comment:

/* Create the software timer, but don't start it yet. */

2) Search for where the xTimer variable is used, where I find the following code:

/* Reset the timer if a key has been pressed.  The timer will write
mainVALUE_SENT_FROM_TIMER to the queue when it expires. */
if( _kbhit() != 0 )
{
    /* Remove the key from the input buffer. */
    ( void ) _getch();

    /* Reset the software timer. */
    xTimerReset( xTimer, portMAX_DELAY );
}

3) Read the comments at the top of the file that describe what the demo does.


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