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meaning of warning C4996

meaning of warning C4996

meaning of warning C4996

(OP)
I get the following compiler warning:
Warning C4996: 'kbhit' was declared deprecated
‘kbhit’ was used in the following code:
   int s = 0;
   time_t now, expire;

   cout << "Enter integer: ";
   expire = time(NULL) + 8;    //wait for 8 seconds
   now = time(NULL);
   while (!_kbhit() && now < expire)
   {  now = time(NULL);
   }
   if(kbhit()) cin >> s;
   else return;
    
I would be grateful if someone could tell me what the warning means and how do I get rid of it.

RE: meaning of warning C4996

Go on google and search for "C4996" and you'll find a ton of examples including some from the MSDN.  I find it easier sometimes to google first and click on the MSDN link it finds rather than searching directly from the MSDN site.

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