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I have a project to make a GUI using and retreiving data from an excel spreadsheet every three minutes and draws a graph in real time. The excel file is filled every 3 minutes by a new value (level of water in a tank).As I made started making this interface and I have a problem with retrieving data from a cell of the excel spreadsheet and update this action automatically every three minutes.


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Currently, my circuit is connected to a power supply and is connected to the computer via a RS232 cable. Voltage level is extracted and the real-time voltage level is plotted (see attached image) and it will keep movingBut you will realise that there isnt any time shown on the X-axis. I would like to display time in such a way:Each long marker will represent 1 second and there are 4 long marker, which will represent up to 4 seconds.When the (5th second) voltage is sense and the real-time voltage is drawn, i would like the new time (5th second) to replace into the 1st marker postion, the (6th second) to replace the 2nd marker position, so on and so forth. The replacement will continue

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I need to represent this data in real time, and so far I have not been able to accomplish this. I have tried doing this in Excel/VBA, VB6, and am currently trying to do it in VB.NET.

I have used a whole plethora of timers and counters as well as different methods of drawing lines on graphics linked to images linked to picture boxes, etc. My animation program writes/clears the screen correctly, but there is clearly some sort of lag in either the timer or writing method. I have scaled it down to 25 FPS and there is still a lag.

Here is an example of what I am trying to do with each tick of the timer:

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With each tick of the timer, the graphic is cleared, lines representing each side of the car are drawn onto the graphic, and the picturebox is then assigned to the image, which is linked to the graphic. This is just like how your asteroids program works.

Do I need to change my method? Should I use sprites? Or would it be better for me to create images/bitmaps of the animation beforehand and simply flip through them with a timer?

I'm thinking that creating the images beforehand might work because I do not have to calculate the vehicle's position as it is predetermined by my AMTN matrix.

if there is a more efficient way of displaying my vehicle on the screen that would allow for greater FPS, etc.

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I am using a start time of 09:25 and an end time of 10:15 to test this with. I would like it to return 50, as 50 real world minutes went by. I am getting -1331385.

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