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Synchronize sound w/VB6 form

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I'm working in VB6.  I need to synchronize the playing of a sound with a condition on a form.  The condition is whether or not an image is visible .  The problem is this;  When I evaluate for the condition, it's being done on one of the form's 'prep' events (load, initialize, paint, etc - I've tried lots).  Thus, the sound plays before the form is fully displayed.  Is there a way the form can completely display and then raise an event which evaluates the image (visible or not) and THEN plays the sound?
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Ive used a single timer control to delay reprocessing a form (after user selection) until it has finished displaying.

it's interval is set to 50 milliseconds.

Private Sub cboHighlight_check()
    'routine to detect change of phase
    If cboHighlight.ListIndex <> mHighlightId Then
        mHighlightId = cboHighlight.ListIndex
        tmrPhaseChange.Enabled = True
    End If
End Sub

the timer then fires and form contents get redrawn.
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put your code in the Activate event.
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"Is there a way the form can completely display..."

Here is how to make the form show itself before continuing with the rest of the Load event:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    ' force the form to show itself
    Me.Show
    DoEvents
   
    ' continue doing other stuff...
   
End Sub

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>>"Here is how to make the form show itself before continuing with the rest of the Load event:"

As long as it's not been shown modally elsewhere, e.g., that will fail if elsewhere *this* form's being implicitly loaded via, say, someForm.Show vbModal

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