Wait function in VB5

Posted on 1999-01-06
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Is there a wait or sleep function in VB5 that I can use to release the cpu and suspend execution for a period of time?
Question by:gemme
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Expert Comment

ID: 1454389
I use the DoEvents and a do loop like this.

Dim EndTime As Date

  EndTime = Format(Now + #12:00:10 AM#, "long time")
  Do Until Format(Now, "long time") > EndTime

Hope this helps.

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jmnolan earned 400 total points
ID: 1454390
You can use this API call. It waits a specified number of milliseconds and then continues executing your program.

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

For a one second delay do this:

Sleep 1000

Hope that helps!

Author Comment

ID: 1454391
Thanks I will try this.

Expert Comment

ID: 1454392
Check it out in vbhelp

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