Shell is returning a long instead of an integer

I'm trying to use GetModuleUsage to determine when a fortran
program is done running.  My code looks like this

RetVal = shell("fortran.exe")

do while getmoduleusage(retval) > 0
   doevents
loop


The problem is that Shell is returning a long for RetVal
and GetModuleusage expects an integer.

I can't seem to make getmoduleusage accept a long.
so I seem to be stuck.
What do I do?
PhilHornAsked:
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DalinCommented:
PhilHorn:
You can use the createprocess API.
If you use 32 bits VB, check
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q129/7/96.asp

if 16 bits,
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q178/1/16.asp

Any problms, let me know.
Regards
Dalin
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