Hi, I have seen some flash examples of digital stopwatches and clocks done on the net. What I would like to do is add a timer feature in my game.
David, kindly suggested I use this method,
The above code would “capture” my time to log into a “best times” area but my question here is how would I get the watch to display on screen as a simple text timer say in minutes and seconds (ie 00:00) no need for hundredths, while the game is active to let the player see the current time.
strftime is to format a timestamp to a string.
the first argument is the so-called “formatstring”, where you have to specify how the timestamp has to be formatted. %M means: python has to put the minutes here : means: just an ordinary : will be put there %S means: python puts the seconds here
Here is the full list:
The following directives can be embedded in the format string. They are shown without the optional field width and precision specification, and are replaced by the indicated characters in the strftime() result:
Directive Meaning Notes
%a Locale's abbreviated weekday name.
%A Locale's full weekday name.
%b Locale's abbreviated month name.
%B Locale's full month name.
%c Locale's appropriate date and time representation.
%d Day of the month as a decimal number [01,31].
%H Hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number [00,23].
%I Hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number [01,12].
%j Day of the year as a decimal number [001,366].
%m Month as a decimal number [01,12].
%M Minute as a decimal number [00,59].
%p Locale's equivalent of either AM or PM. (1)
%S Second as a decimal number [00,61]. (2)
%U Week number of the year (Sunday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number [00,53]. All days in a new year preceding the first Sunday are considered to be in week 0. (3)
%w Weekday as a decimal number [0(Sunday),6].
%W Week number of the year (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number [00,53]. All days in a new year preceding the first Monday are considered to be in week 0. (3)
%x Locale's appropriate date representation.
%X Locale's appropriate time representation.
%y Year without century as a decimal number [00,99].
%Y Year with century as a decimal number.
%Z Time zone name (no characters if no time zone exists).
%% A literal "%" character.