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Is there a Sleep type command?

Posted on 1998-11-23
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Is a Sleep type command available to make the program wait for a certain amount of time?  I don't really want to use a timer control.  Or should I just create a loop to do the waiting
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There's no Delay nor Sleep command available to use (there are a lot of incredible things VB lacks). You can use a Time event, or a Do/Loop cycle with Timer control to "stop" program execution during a certain time:

Limit=Timer + 0.5
Do until Timer => Limit : Loop

That code cycles during half a second. Of course, the added value can be less than 0.5

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Yes. Use the sleep API as following:

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

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Great !!!; I dídn't know that !!!!
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Thanks, sorry about the delay.
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