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Is there a way to pause the program and then make it continue say a few seconds later?  For example I want to display an image, then I want to hide it after a number of seconds and continue with the rest of the code.  I understand this is possible using a timer.  Is there any other way in doing this without using a timer?

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Ryan Chong earned 204 total points
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Donno if Sleep API is suit in this condition:

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

Use like:

'Executing code here....

'Pause for 10 seconds

Sleep 10000

'Continue Executing code here....
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by:n-generation
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Yea this will do just fine, but can you explain it to me.  What is Kernel32?  Is it just a built in function?
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Basically, we can use API (Application Programming Interface) to do pause program. Kernel32.dll is the core library that every windows platforms have to doing the regular tasks/jobs for windows operation.

And the function Sleep in Kernel32 is one of the function available in Windows, so that means actually we use external function from VB to do 'what VB cant do'.

Hope this is clear
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Thank you so much! Really good explaination.  And learnt something new today =)
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