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Posted on 1997-08-22
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Hello,

"Houston, we have a problem"
Well, I do anyway. I'm trying to learn how to use threads.
And well, I must be missing something (probably a brain)
Can you please explain why this doesn't work and how to
fix it?
The problem is that the dialog isn't shown.
See code below.

UINT myThread(LPVOID param)
{
    MyDialog dlg;
    dlg.DoModal();
}

void MyClass::startIt()
{
    CWinThread* thread = AfxBeginThread(myThread, 0)
    thisTakesTime();
    _endthread(thread->m_nThreadID);
}

All I want to do is to show a DialogBox with a progress-
control, while I do an operation that takes alot of time.
And, of course, when this operation is finished kill the
thread and DialogBox.
I am confused, I thought this was the way.
If I change myThread-func to only display a MessageBox
it works fine. The MessgeBox is displayed.

Regards,
-M-
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by:faster
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Your thread needs to have its own message loop, and since you need to display a progress bar, it should be modeless dialog box.  Besides, try to remove the endthread() call, instead, let the thread inform the main thread that it is terminated.
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You're creating a user-thread, there's another form  of AfxBeginThread() which creates a UI-thread.

You should not call _endthread to kill the thread. Instead the dialog box should close itself after progress reaches 100%, then you just exit from myThread(), or use AfxEndThread() within myThread().
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Sorry, I mean you're creating a worker-thread.
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