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Visual Basic 6 wait till shellexecute API completes before continuing program execution

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I am using the ShellExecute API to print   pdf   files.  I want to loop until the shellexecute api has completed sending the print job to the print queue then continue with program execution.   Of course I could put a long delay in the program after the shellexecute line but the size of the print files vary greatly.

Below is the shellexecute function and the line used to call the function.

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _
      "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpszOp As _
      String, ByVal lpszFile As String, ByVal lpszParams As String, _
      ByVal lpszDir As String, ByVal FsShowCmd As Long) As Long


 PrintDoc = ShellExecute(0, "Print", Fname, " ", " ", SW_HIDE)

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Hummmm!

Also have a look on this wsteegmans proposal http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Controls/Q_20809593.html

It's a nice option.
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I reviewed both your suggestions,  the item you suggested "Shell execute print"  was pretty clear that getting process information when printing pdf files is not appropriate.  I will just put a long delay after the shellexecute command before executing a the next lines of code.  Thanks,
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