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using a timer in a CWinThread base class

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I will use a timer in my methode but my base class of my class is CWinThread and i can not use SetTimer()
and Event timer handling function OnTimer, can you write me a solution.

                                           thank you

i have a code fragment like this code:
i use MFC and implement in visual c++ 5.0.

class A public:CWinthread

 A::Run(){

  setTimer(1,1000,NULL);  <--------- ilegal base class is not CWnd
  while(!timerEvent)
  {
    do anything}
 killTimer(1);                    <--------- ilegal base class is not CWnd

void A::Ontimer(UINT nIDEvent){       <--------- CWinThread has not a timer event handler what is alternate solution.
if(nIDEvent==1)
  timerEvent=true;
}
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If i understood this right, you only want to wait for a certain time to elapse and during this
time you want to 'do anything' ...
Then you could perhaps code it like this:
DWORD curTickCount=GetTickCount(); // msec since windows started up
while( (GetTickCount()-curTick)<=_time_to_wait_in_msec) {
  // do anything
}
Hope that helps
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