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Wait command for Visual Basic 6

Wait command for Visual Basic 6

Wait command for Visual Basic 6


Someone knows any command that keep the program waiting for a few miliseconds, without using the timer control?

I need this to put between two calls

Call function1(a,b,c)
***** Here is the wait ****
Call function2(a,b,c)

Thanks a lot

RE: Wait command for Visual Basic 6

After a long wait, I solved this problem on my own.

In a module, you have to declare

Public Declare Function GetTickCount Lib "kernel32" () As Long

Public Sub wait(ByVal dblMilliseconds As Double)
    Dim dblStart As Double
    Dim dblEnd As Double
    Dim dblTickCount As Double
    dblTickCount = GetTickCount()
    dblStart = GetTickCount()
    dblEnd = GetTickCount + dblMilliseconds
    dblTickCount = GetTickCount()
    Loop Until dblTickCount > dblEnd Or dblTickCount < dblStart
End Sub

all what you kave to do now is to call wait(num), when num in the amount of miliseconds that the program waits to continue in the next line.

I hope this help to the rest of you.

RE: Wait command for Visual Basic 6

This is easier:

Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal milliseconds As Long)
' pause for 5 seconds
Sleep 5000

       "If you don't use your head,
                       your going to have to use your feet."

RE: Wait command for Visual Basic 6

One thing to note about the Sleep command, is that it suspends all processing for that process while it's sleeping.

So if you want to wait for a few seconds, and not have the program do anything during that time, then Sleep is fine.

On the other hand, if your time delay is allow some other routine in your program sufficient time to complete its task, then Sleep will not work, because the other routine that you're waiting on, will also be sleeping.

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