Re: Win32 equivalent of OnIdle?

"Jonathan Wood" <>
Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:18:17 -0600
I did this in a C application some time ago. My main loop looked something

 // Main message loop modified to handle idle periods
 while (TRUE) {
  BOOL bDoIdle = FALSE;
  while (PeekMessage(&msg, NULL, 0, 0, PM_REMOVE)) {
   if (msg.message == WM_QUIT)
    return TRUE;
   if (!TranslateAccelerator(g_hMainWnd, hAccelTable, &msg)) {
   bDoIdle = TRUE;
  if (bDoIdle)
   // >>> Call your idle handler here...
   WaitMessage(); // Doesn't return until a message posted

Jonathan Wood
SoftCircuits Programming

"L.Allan" <> wrote in message

I've used OnIdle in a MFC application. How is the equivalent done in a
Win32-Api application (non-MFC)? Is there something like WM_IDLE sent? If
so, what kind of handler should take care of it?

I looked at the documentation for GetQueueStatus, but that doesn't seem

What I'm trying to do is get an application "launched" quickly, and do
some lower priority activities once the app is up and running.

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