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Delaying Code Execution for x milliseconds

Posted on 1998-10-27
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This should be simple for most of you.

I need to draw a graph in slow-motion so that people can see the drawing process step-by-step.

All I need to know is how to delay code execution at run-time in VB5. I know that in C++, all you need is the "delay" keyword followed by the no. of milliseconds.
But how do I do it in VB5 ? Can I do it without the timer control ?

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Question by:xoooox
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you need to run a loop, and using the timer() function will be the most accurate. it returns the number of seconds since last midnight, and at least 2 more digits accurate to the right of the decimal point.
tmr = timer()
do while timer() < (tmr + wait_time)
    ' here you can put DoEvents if you want other tasks
    ' to get CPU time
loop
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by:BHimmerick
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I believe this is the code you are looking for.

Public Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)

Just call Sleep for it to pause the number of Milliseconds you want it to.

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