Programming with Reflection

image\rwnprg32.gif WaitEvent method


Syntax Event = object.WaitEvent(Timeout, [Options] )



Waits for any of the defined events to occur. Events are defined with the DefineEvent method. The procedure containing the command is paused until the wait expires or is satisfied.


TimeOut Argument type: String
Specifies an interval of time in HH:MM:SS.hh format. If this interval elapses before any events occur, the method returns zero (0).

Options Argument type: Enumeration
Specifies additional, non-default behavior for the method. There is one option for this method:


 Specifies that the user is allowed to enter keystrokes in the terminal window during the wait.


Event Return type: Integer
Returns the number assigned (with DefineEvent) to an event that has occurred. If no events are satisfied before the timeout period elapses, the return value is 0.


Note: When a wait is satisfied, the status of the event is reset. Until the event is removed (using RemoveEvent or ClearEvents), it will be satisfied again after this point when the conditions of the defined event have once again been met. You can use WaitEventNumber to wait for a specific defined event.


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