• C

How to run a thread in a DLL?


I have written this code to start a thread in a DLL.
But it doesn't seem to work properly.
It sometimes prints the numbers in the loop and
sometimes it doesn't.(See Code below)

What is the problem? Please correct me.



#include "C:\WDriv1.h"
 void main() {


extern "C"  __declspec(dllexport)
 int __stdcall StartThreads( )

   m_hRWThread= (HANDLE)
       _beginthreadex (NULL, 0, &RWThread, NULL, 0, &dwTStat);

   if(m_hRWThread == 0)
    printf(" read thread not created %d ",iPortNo);                        
    return 0;
    printf(" thread created ");
    return 1;


      printf("  isnide thread 0 %d ", pArg);
     for(int i = 0;i<10;i++)
          printf(" i %d ",i);
     return 0;


#ifndef _MYDLL_H_
      #define _MYDLL_H_

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

      extern "C"  __declspec(dllexport) int __stdcall StartThreads();
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Shouldn't you use LoadLibrary before calling the StartThreads function?

Also, your code seems to be pointing that you are using an import library for the dll (adding it in the project settings ->Link tab), for implicit linking; otherwise you should call for GetProcAddress to obtain the pointer to StartThreads...

after starting the thread you should wait for it to
finish. in this case you can do something simple

static bool b_finished = false;

in main:

while (!b_finished) Sleep(5);

and in the RWThread :

for(int i = 0;i<10;i++)
         printf(" i %d ",i);
b_finished = true;

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prakrithkAuthor Commented:
It gives me an idea of what i was missing.
I had to wait till the thread finished.

Thanks All.
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