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Posted on 2003-11-02
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I have a global CRITICAL_SECTION object, but when I try to use EnterCriticalSection() with it, I get an access violation.

CRITICAL_SECTION g_criticalSection;
...

//Then later on in a global function I have
EnterCriticalSection(&g_criticalSection);  // Access violation here
memset(g_szClipboard,0,sizeof(g_szClipboard));
LeaveCriticalSection(&g_criticalSection);

What could be the problem?
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Question by:lwinkenb
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Have you used

InitializeCriticalSection (  g_criticalSection);

before using it? If not, this would explain the problem...
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by:lwinkenb
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argh, I knew it was something simple.
Thanks jkr.
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You're most welcome :o)
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