Threads an Forms ...

I'm writing a c++ builder3 app in which i need to create a form (window) within the context of the thread such that the thread owns the message que.
p.s: i would prefere to use the thread class provided with cbuilder but alternatives are welcome
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BitHawkAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 150
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WxWCommented:
Load the form from the thread's code . For example , if your thread starts with function Funcx() , load the form within this function . Then do a standard message loop , like the same you do in the main function of your program , for example

MSG mx;
while (GetMessage(&mx,0,0,0))
  {
  TranslateMessage(&mx);
  DispatchMessage(&mx);
  }



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BitHawkAuthor Commented:
WxW, that might not work because class TForm's 3 contructors require
1. a TComponent object
2. a TComponent object and an int
3. the WHND handle of the parent window

but a thread derived from TThread has TObject as its only ancestor.

Could you think of another way ?

thanx, BitHawk
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WxWCommented:
Why , can't they be standalone windows ? Can't you pass NULL for a Parent Window Handle ?

In that case , your only solution will be creating the form yourself ( registering the class and doing the message box ) . As an alternative , make your form a dialog box , thats easier to process using a message loop .
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BitHawkAuthor Commented:
Wxw, I think your NULL sugestion should work, let me try it out, if it works, ill give you the points.
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