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I'm using Borland C++ 4.5 and I want to pause my program for a few seconds.  I've tried using delay() with the <dos.h> library and it is isn't working.  What else can I used that isn't a lot of code to pause my program?
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#include <windows.h>

Sleep ( 1000 *number_of_seconds);
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by:Sys_Prog
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I guess time.h also contains a sleep function

sleep ( no_of_seconds ) ;
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by:George Tokas
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Hello,
Sleep(milliseconds) blocks ANY activity on windows.
I suggest:

#include <windows.h>

int Thistick, Lasttick, Delay;
Delay = x;// x is the number you choose for your delay
Thistick = GetTickCount();
Lasttick = GetTickCount();
while(Thistick - LastTick <= Delay){
//The code to process windows messages. In BCB is Application->ProcessMessages();
Thistick = GetTickCount();}
This way will ensure that your application will NOT block the entire system at the delay..

gtokas.
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by:EarthQuaker
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>Sleep(milliseconds) blocks ANY activity on windows.

Wrong.

It makes the current process idle the time of milliseconds you inputed. Not the others processes....
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