Franlkin makes a note on how to go to
Franklin Sleep en VFP (Sleep in VFP)
It brings up a very important reminder of working with DLLs.
The code was this:
Declare integer Sleep in "kernel32" Long dwMilliseconds
The trick? VFP Developers get so used to being case-insensitive if you define it as
Declare integer sleep ...
It won't work. API calls are case-sensitive.
It was a handy post too - I was just getting ready to use
What's that last "H" do? It hides the cursor.
A lot of older code coming from DOS days just used to say INKEY(2) - and you would see a cursor sitting there on the screen. UGLY!
With INKEY, you can set the second parameter to "S" - to show the cursor, H to hide it, M to wait for a mouseclick or E to expand a keyboard macro.
But with the Sleep call, you don't need to worry about it - and rely on the basic Windows API call.