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Sleep(ms)

Last updated September 29, 2003

author

Nathan Strutz

Version: 1 | Requires: CF6 | Library: UtilityLib

Description:
This function causes the current java thread, ( the current CFMX page request) to go to sleep for a specified number of milliseconds. Not tested with CF5. Found in Pete Freitag's blog (cfm.blogspot.com).

Return Values:
Returns nothing.

Example:

<!---
There will be a 2 second delay...
<cfflush>
<cfset Sleep(2000)>
done waiting!
--->

Parameters:

Name Description Required
ms Number of miliseconds to sleep. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Causes the current request to wait for a specified amount of time.
 * 
 * @param ms 	 Number of miliseconds to sleep. (Required)
 * @return Returns nothing. 
 * @author Nathan Strutz (mrnate@hotmail.com) 
 * @version 1, September 29, 2003 
 */
function sleep(ms) {
	var thread = createObject("java", "java.lang.Thread");
	thread.sleep(ms);
}
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