troubleshooting Question

STILL_ACTIVE Constant

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Using VB6, SP3, NT.  Code written by someone else:

Public Sub Shell32bit(ByVal JobToDo As String, Pacifier As String)

Dim hProcess As Long
Dim RetVal As Long

hProcess = OpenProcess(PROCESS_QUERY_INFORMATION, False, Shell(JobToDo, ShellWindowState)

Do
  GetExitCodeProcess hProcess, RetVal
  DoEvents
  Sleep 100
Loop While RetVal = STILL_ACTIVE

End Sub
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The Shell creates an output file, but VB doesn't wait for that to finish.

STILL_ACTIVE is fixed as a Public Constant as &H103 (=257)

Question:  Why that number?
Dan Appleman's WIN32 API book uses STILL_ACTIVE in several places, but never says what it is.

Please help. -- Norm
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