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Win32API Example - Sleep
Language(s):Visual Basic 6.0
Category(s):API

Using the Sleep API.

' Win32API Examle - Sleep 
'
' Jon Vote 02/2002 

' 1) Create a new project. Form1 will be created by default.
' 2) Add a Command Button to the form. 
' 3) Paste the following code into the declarations section of Form1:

' --- Begin code for Form1 ---

Option Explicit

Private Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)

Private Sub Form_Load()
  
  Me.Caption = "Win32API - Sleep Example"
  Command1.Caption = "&Sleep"
  
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()

 Dim lngMiliSeconds As Long
 lngMiliSeconds = Val(InputBox$("Sleep for how long (Miliseconds)?", "Sleep Example", 2000))
 
 If MsgBox("Sleep for " & lngMiliSeconds & " miliseconds?", vbOKCancel, "Sleep") = vbOK Then
    Cls
    Print "Now is: " & Now
    Print "Sleeping until: " & DateAdd("s", lngMiliSeconds / 1000, Now)
    DoEvents
    Sleep lngMiliSeconds
    MsgBox "Done"
 End If
 
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
  End
End Sub

' --- End code for Form1 ---


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