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Pause a vbs script until user presses enter

itnifl asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I use the following ciode in VBS to pause a script until the user presses enter. But it looks like this only works the first time the Sub is called. Is there a way around that?
Sub pauseScript()
	Dim strMessage, Input
	strMessage = vbNewLine & "Press ENTER to continue."
	Wscript.StdOut.Write strMessage
	WScript.Echo vbNewLine & "(CTRL-C) to cancel."

	Do While Not WScript.StdIn.AtEndOfLine
		Input = WScript.StdIn.Read(1)
End Sub

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