Is there anyway I can make my static text appear with a delay? For example:

Hello
(Wait 1/5 of a second)
How are you?
etc...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes, use call Sleep() to make the program pause for the desired about of time then rewrite the text.

#include <iostream>
#include <windows.h>

int main()
{
   cout << "Hello ...";
   Sleep(2000); // wait for 2 seconds
   cout << "How are you?\n";

}

It's something similar with …

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And I forgot to mention, I am doing all of this in a dialog.

Yes, use call Sleep() to make the program pause for the desired about of time then rewrite the text.

#include <iostream>
#include <windows.h>

int main()
{
   cout << "Hello ...";
   Sleep(2000); // wait for 2 seconds
   cout << "How are you?\n";

}

It's something similar with Windows Forms or MFC dialog boxes except instead of using cout to write the text you have to change the text in a static text control -- just give the text control property a name and you can easily change the text just as you might in an edit control.

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