Solved

real time application with GUI

Posted on 2004-03-28
2
276 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
I have written a GUI to sit on top of a real time application for audio processing.  Currently, I call the Application Run method and when the form loads, I spawn a thread which runs the real time processing.  

I am concerned that the real time processing will fall behind because the main thread the GUI is running in will steal time.  Can someone suggest a way to make the GUI thread be a low priority, and the real time processing thread be a higher priority?

thanks
Bryan
0
Comment
Question by:bryanwells
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
saturn_one earned 125 total points
ID: 10700968
What you can do is before starting you new Proccessing thread, set the current thread which is the GUI thread to to lower priority

Thread.CurrentThread.Priority=ThreadPriority.Lowest;
or
Thread.CurrentThread.Priority=ThreadPriority.BelowNormal;

and set your new thread to higher priority

YourNewThread.Priority= ThreadPriority.Highest;
YourNewThread.Start();

hope it helps
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ptmcomp
ID: 10706258
I think to set a higher priority for the real time thread should be enough else it could be that the GUI thread doesn't get any time slices since all the other threads and processes have ThreadPriority.Normal.
0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In order to hide the "ugly" records selectors (triangles) in the rowheaders, here are some suggestions. Microsoft doesn't have a direct method/property to do it. You can only hide the rowheader column. First solution, the easy way The first sol…
Summary: Persistence is the capability of an application to store the state of objects and recover it when necessary. This article compares the two common types of serialization in aspects of data access, readability, and runtime cost. A ready-to…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question