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AfxBeginThread and Thread ID

mrwad99
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Ah hello.

I am creating a thread via AfxBeginThread, and I would like to know how I can get hold of the ID of the thread.  I can obviously assign some data structure to the thread that contains some identifier, but I would like to know the correct way to get the ID.

Any ideas ?

TIA
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AfxBeginThread returns CWinThread*. CWinThread::m_nThreadID is thread ID.

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Thanks.  And I can rely on the fact that each thread will have a *completely unique* ID, yes ?

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Every thread has unique ID among currrently running threads. Otherwise OpenThread API could open wrong thread.
I don't know whether created thread ID can be equal to ID of thread which finished some time before.
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<I don't know whether created thread ID can be equal to ID of thread which finished some time before.>

I suspect it *could* be - Why should windows need to keep track of non-existant threads?

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Thanks AlexFM.  Andy: interesting, worth keeping in mind.

If anyone is interested, I have a stinker of a problem at http:Q_21802368.html on a similar slant to this one
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