Vba access screen updating

I really appreciate your Forum everytime i look for an info i find it here ^^ Now as the title says, i'd like to know if there is a way to "freeze" the current Auto CAD window while the macro is running, in order to hide from user changes and progressions that happens, I saw that it's possible in VBA Excel using a command called "Screen Updating"... My problem is that the application where i ran this macro freeze (annother acadapplication in my case), isn't there a way to keep the current acadapplication unfrozen while the macro is running on annother newly created app??

One quick and easy technique to make your code run faster in Excel VBA is to simply prevent the screen from being redrawn each time something changes.

You can achieve this by using the Screen Updating property of the Application object.

Idle time is often wasted time, however, sometimes you just need to wait for certain events to happen before you can continue code execution.

VBA extends a couple of approaches to managing your idle time – the most popular approach is the Sleep procedure.

The Sleep function pauses the entire process for a certain delay specified in milliseconds. It adds 1 second to the current clock time and asks VBA to wait until that moment to return from the function. Wait for 10 seconds at any time and resume control over your project.

The Sleep function is not available by default in VBA, and has to be imported from the #If VBA7 Then Public Declare Ptr Safe Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (By Val milliseconds As Long Ptr) 'MS Office 64 Bit #Else Public Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (By Val milliseconds as Long) 'MS Office 32 Bit #End If your process entirely – preventing any input or interaction with your application (even breaking code execution). If you thought those were your only options – you were wrong.

The Multi-Purpose Query will work fine as it is, but you can make it even more user-friendly with the addition of a few refinements.

The second part of this tutorial shows you how to turn your multi-purpose query into a really professional tool.

As I will try to prove – there are better, more productive approaches to pausing your code execution or utilizing potentially application idle time. Wait function is similarly pretty easy to use, although a little different than what you might expect with the Sleep function. Wait will This approach is of course less practical as usually you want to wait simply for a precise interval of time, like say 3 seconds.

Let us start by introducing the VBA Sleep function. Wait is a native VBA function that pauses code execution until a certain time is reached. Wait function is: The time when the function should return e.g. That is why we need to aid ourselves with the use of either the Date Add function or the Time Value function: What does the function above do?

To demonstrate the principle of this technique we'll need a small example procedure that makes lots of visible changes to the Excel workbook.

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