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I need some help converting this C code to the VB4 equivalent:
I have this in C and i don't know C.  I need this equivalent in VB4.  Any help would be appreciated...

// Create a global named event that the LanFax printer driver will signal
// once it's done.
HANDLE hEvent = ::CreateEvent(NULL, FALSE, FALSE, "LanFaxPrinter");
if (hEvent != NULL)
{
// wait for 10 secs
DWORD dwRet = ::WaitForSingleObject(hEvent, 10000);
if (dwRet != WAIT_OBJECT_0)
{
// timeout
}
else
{
// printer driver signaled us: the conversion is done
ProcessOutputFile();
}

// close the event
::CloseHandle(hEvent);
}
thanks in advance
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'Create a global named event that the LanFax printer driver will signal once it's done.
hEvent& = CreateEvent(vbNull, False, False, "LanFaxPrinter")
if hEvent& <> 0 then
  'Wait for 10 sec
  dwRet& = WaitForSingleObject(hEvent&, 10000)
  if dwRet <> WAIT_OBJECT_0 then
    'timeout
  else
    Call ProcessOutputFile 'this must be user-defined procedure
  End If
'Close the event
Call CloseHandle(hEvent&)
End If

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You must get the declarations of CreateEvent, WaitForSingleObject and CloseHandle API function and WAIT_OBJECT_0 constant from VB's API Viewer.
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by:waty
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I have made the same conversion on another question without seeying your code polygon.  ;)
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by:vfafel
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Thanks...i am getting one error when i run this "BYREF argument type mismatch" associated with the CreateEvent() call...any clues?
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by:vfafel
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Polygon,
Thanks for the C to VB conversion...i am getting one error when i run this--->"BYREF argument type mismatch" associated with the CreateEvent() call...any clues?

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