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Is there a way to easily make a timer wait in the middle of code without usnig the sleep function.

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Is there a way to easily make a timer wait in the middle of code without usnig the sleep function which locks up the whole system.
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Question by:sentry360
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Mike Tomlinson earned 200 total points
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Sure...

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim targetTime As Date
   
    Debug.Print "delaying..."
    targetTime = DateAdd("s", 5, Now()) ' five seconds from now...
    While Now < targetTime ' wait until current time reaches targetTime
        DoEvents
    Wend
    Debug.Print "code delayed and continued!"
End Sub

The downside to this is the CPU usage goes up to 100%.  The application (and others) will remain responsive however.

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by:sentry360
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not quite as easy as I woud have wished, but thanks
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by:GrahamSkan
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The Timer control does not use the sleep function.

Add a Timer control and at the appropriate point and set its Interval to to your requirements. At the point that you want to wait, enable the timer and finish your procedure here.

Put the remainder of your code the Timer's Timer event.
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by:GrahamSkan
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Cross-posted, but note that the Timer control does not hang the system.
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