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CSocket and worker thread

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I create CSocket (damn it) in worker thread. It fails to function. I found in one of questions
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/MFC/Q_10299360.html
that it's because worker thread does not have message loop and as one of remedies recommends adding message loop to worker thread.
My question is
1. Does it really help by adding message loop (here I think meant message queue?)
2. If it solves CSocket mystery, how Do I add message queue to worker thread
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Question by:amakalski
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by:amakalski
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...and after adding message queue to my worker thread Do I need to pick any messages from the queue? (I don't really want to pick any messages, the msg queue I only need to accomodate CSocket appetite).
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Hi!
What reason in using ASync sockets in the WORKER thread????
May be you can use sync. sockets?
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by:amakalski
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No, I use CSocket which is sync. socket I mean it blocks when I call Receive.
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by:migel
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But it is normal :-)
since you call receive in the working thread then UI will not freeze.
Or you need add timeout support?
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CSocket (damn it!!) is designed to be used in mainthread preventing the need to do multithreading.
This doesn't mean that it can't be used in treads but its a bit obscure to do so.

Its not very much difficult to use the Windows Socket API instead of CSocket MFC but it depends on what's to do

It's somewhat extensive to outline both, do you think you can choose one solution?
- singlethreaded with CSocket
- multithreaded with CSocket
- multithreaded with Socket API
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by:amakalski
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Oh, well,
I will give up CSocket at all. Recently I digged up some of my old code and found wrapper classes around Winsock API. These classes will help me to get rid of MFC CSocket and have another advantage - less MFC dependency !

P.S Thanks everybody, I will split points
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