Count the time a toggle button is pressed down

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Matt
Matt on 2 Dec 2014
Commented: Andrew Reibold on 2 Dec 2014
Hello,
I would like to know how can I create a timer that will only be activated when a toggle button is pressed down. It will of course start from 0 as the button is up when I launch the GUI, but when I press the button, I would like the timer to start, and then stop when I press it again. Then, I would like the timer to resume when I press the toggle button down again, and so on.
How can I do that?
Thanks!

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Andrew Reibold
Andrew Reibold on 2 Dec 2014
Edited: Andrew Reibold on 2 Dec 2014
I use tic and toc to start and stop timers
>> help tic
tic Start a stopwatch timer.
tic and TOC functions work together to measure elapsed time.
Run tic and a timer starts. Then everytime you run toc , it tells you how much time since the last tic.
What I would do is run tic and toc to measure how long the toggle was down. Save that value to a variable. Then each time you do that another time, add the new tic/toc difference to your running variable of total time.
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