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This means that if you run a different subroutine after the one above and you haven't added the line of code to disable screen updates to it, you'll be able to see the screen updating in the background.You may have noticed that when running the procedure with screen updates disabled the subroutine appeared to run faster.Wait Date Add("n", 1, Now) 'Wait for 1 hour Application.Wait Date Add("h", 1, Now) 'Wait for 1 minute 30 seconds Application.) to prevent the screen updating while a macro is (was?
The drawback of using VBA Sleep is that it freezes Excel until the delay is done. Wait is a native VBA function that pauses code execution until a certain time is reached.
This means that you cannot continue working on your spreadsheet and that Sleep is not to be used for long durations of time as in some extreme cases might cause Excel to assume the application has crashed. As opposed to VBA Sleep, the Application Wait procedure does not freeze Excel during the pause.
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). This means you can keep working on your Excel Workbook during the delay.
You can achieve this by using the Screen Updating property of the Application object.
To demonstrate the principle of this technique we'll need a small example procedure that makes lots of visible changes to the Excel workbook.
As I will try to prove – there are better, more productive approaches to pausing your code execution or utilizing potentially application idle time. And when to use the VBA Sleep function as opposed to the Application Wait VBA function?