Base Priority

Hi

How do I change my app's default Base Priority from the default 8 to a higher value.
I done the following but it had no effect

  HANDLE hProc = GetCurrentThread();
  SetThreadPriority(THREAD_PRIORITY_HIGHEST);


Dj_Fx8Asked:
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AlexFMCommented:
SetPriorityClass(GetCurrentProcess(), ...);

All threads in the process get this priority. SetThreadPriority changes relative priority from the value set by SetPriorityClass.
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Dj_Fx8Author Commented:
Hi Alex
Sorry for the delay I thought I had posted this a few days ago. I tried what you said but it had no effect I put the code in CMyApp::InitInstance, should it be somewhere else
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AlexFMCommented:
Yes, it should be in InitInstance. Please show your code, this should work.
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Dj_Fx8Author Commented:
Hi Alex
Here the whole InitInstance

// CDjMM8App initialization

BOOL CDjMM8App::InitInstance()
{
      AfxEnableControlContainer();

      // Standard initialization
      // If you are not using these features and wish to reduce the size
      //  of your final executable, you should remove from the following
      //  the specific initialization routines you do not need.
/*      if(!AfxOleInit())
      {
            AfxMessageBox(_T("Ole Initialization failed"));
            return FALSE;
      }*/

      AfxGetModuleState()->m_dwVersion = 0x0601;

#ifdef _AFXDLL
      Enable3dControls();                  // Call this when using MFC in a shared DLL
#else
      Enable3dControlsStatic();      // Call this when linking to MFC statically
#endif

//      HANDLE hProc = GetCurrentThread();
      
///******H E R E   I S    Y O U R    C O D E
      SetPriorityClass(GetCurrentProcess(),16);

      // Set Registry Key
      SetRegistryKey(_T("KaS Software"));

      LoadStdProfileSettings();  // Load standard INI file options (including MRU)

      //** create the font I want to use throught the app
      m_ghFontTahoma90 = new CFont;
      VERIFY(m_ghFontTahoma90->CreatePointFont(90, _T("Tahoma")));

      //** Create the coloured brushes
      g_pbrWheat = new CBrush;
      g_pbrWheat->CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255,209,204));
      g_pbrTomatoe = new CBrush;
      g_pbrTomatoe->CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255,99,71));
      g_pbrPage = new CBrush;
      g_pbrPage->CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255,228,210));
      g_pbrBlack = new CBrush;
      g_pbrBlack->CreateSolidBrush(RGB(0,0,0));
      g_pbrRed = new CBrush;
      g_pbrRed->CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255,0,0));
      g_pbrGreen = new CBrush;
      g_pbrGreen->CreateSolidBrush(RGB(0,255,0));
      g_pbrYellow = new CBrush;
      g_pbrYellow->CreateSolidBrush(RGB(250,240,30));


      // Register the application's document templates.  Document templates
      //  serve as the connection between documents, frame windows and views.
      CSingleDocTemplate* pDocTemplate;
      pDocTemplate = new CSingleDocTemplate(
            IDR_MAINFRAME,
            RUNTIME_CLASS(CDjMM8Doc),
            RUNTIME_CLASS(CMainFrame),       // main SDI frame window
      RUNTIME_CLASS(CDjMM8View));
      AddDocTemplate(pDocTemplate);

      // Parse command line for standard shell commands, DDE, file open
      CCommandLineInfo cmdInfo;
      ParseCommandLine(cmdInfo);

      // Dispatch commands specified on the command line
      if (!ProcessShellCommand(cmdInfo))
            return FALSE;

      // The one and only window has been initialized, so show and update it.
      m_pMainWnd->ShowWindow(SW_SHOW);
      m_pMainWnd->UpdateWindow();


      //Initalise BASS
      if (!BASS_Init(1,44100,0,0,NULL)){
            CString szTemp;
            szTemp.Format("%d",BASS_ErrorGetCode());
            AfxMessageBox("The Audio Engine could not be initialised.\nIf the problem persists restart the computer\nError Code:" + szTemp + "\nBas Init", MB_ICONSTOP | MB_OK);
            AfxGetMainWnd()->PostMessage(WM_CLOSE);
      }
      BASS_Start();


      return TRUE;
}
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AlexFMCommented:
You can use the following constants with SetPriorityClass:

ABOVE_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS       0x00008000
BELOW_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS       0x00004000
HIGH_PRIORITY_CLASS                         0x00000080
IDLE_PRIORITY_CLASS                          0x00000040
REALTIME_PRIORITY_CLASS                 0x00000100

Read their description in MSDN topic SetPriorityClass and select one of them. Don't use hard-coded values.
You can check this code in the Task Manager. Right-click the process and select Set Priority. Current process priority is checked.
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Dj_Fx8Author Commented:
Hi Alex
That got it sorted many thanks

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