CreateWindow and multiple threads
Posted on 1997-10-27
I am writing an application with an edit control in it. It seems that the normal way to do this (not using MFC but using the plain C-style SDK) is to create a main window and in the WndProc callback of the main window in the WM_CREATE event, create the edit control there. If I do that, everything works just fine. Now supposed I want to do something totally weird. That is, when the WM_CREATE event is reached, istead of calling CreateWindow to create the edit control there, I signal another thread to do the CreateWindow (passing it the appropriate information to do the create), and sleep() until the other thread respoonds that it is done, and then return from the WM_CREATE event. For some reason this does not work for me. The other thread always hangs (or in some infinite loop) in CreateWindow (inside USER32!), and I have no idea why.
Is there something fundamental that I am missing ? For instance, win32 API forbids one to create child windows in a thread different than the parent window ?