Re: Thread and Timer

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:36:10 -0500
If you want to set a timer in the thread from a dialog in your main thread,
then you will have to post a user defined message to the thread to tell it
to set the timer. You can't just call a method in your thread. As Scott
has already pointed out it will be setting the timer for the calling thread
(which is the main thread)

void CMyDialog::SetTimerInThread()

//in message map of thread

void CMyThread::OnSetTimer(WPARAM,LPARAM)


"Stefano" <> wrote in message

BOOL CMyThread::InitInstance()
m_TimerID = SetTimer(NULL,0,5000,NULL);
return TRUE;

In this way works. But If I add a method

void CMyThread::Monitor(...)
   m_TimerID = SetTimer(NULL,0,5000,NULL);

and I call from my dialog, the timer was set but OnTimer was never
(Sorry I'm new to thread maybe Im doing something wrong)

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