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#include <Misc.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

$DLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")

$keyPressTimer = 0

; Application Loop
While 1
   ; Exit Application
   If _IsPressed("7A", $DLL) And _IsPressed("11", $DLL) Then

   If _IsPressed("57", $DLL) Then
      $keyPressTimer += 1
      If $keyPressTimer > 500 Then
         MsgBox("TestApp", "Debug", "W was held for more than half a second")
   ElseIf _IsPressed("57", $DLL) = 0 And $keyPressTimer > 0 Then
      $keyPressTimer = 0

Sleep(1); 1 milisecond

Shouldn't Sleep(1) result in a 1 millisecond delay for the main loop? So the counter that increments as W is being held down should be increasing by 1 every millisecond right?

Edited by incubusor

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The minimum pause used by Sleep is about 10ms - this is a Windows limitation - so using a value of less than 10 will still pause for that minimum time. The exception is Sleep[0] which gives up the next timeslice for the thread. This has been explained many times on the forum and a quick search would have saved both our fingers some wear and tear - it is also quite clearly mentioned in the Help file. ;)

If you really want shorter pauses then monoceres produced this UDF which can pause for mere nanoseconds. :)


Edited by Melba23

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