Thread: How to pause

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    How to pause

    How can I pause a program for a specific number number of seconds? I'm using MS Visual C 6.0.

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    Sleep() as defined in windows.h
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    Include "windows.h" and use "Sleep()" - the Sleep function takes number of milliseconds, so you need to say "Sleep(1000)" to sleep for one second.

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    At first it wouldn't work, but then I realized I was typing sleep instead of Sleep.
    Thanks for the help!

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