Re: help closing handle of thread
There is no need to wait until the thread exits. You can CloseHandle as
soon as you have no need for the handle - even immediately after creating
the thread. Closing the handle does not affect the thread.
"Jeova Almeida" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
My main thread is creating a work thread (using CreateThread API).
If I use (in the main thread)
Everything is fine.
But I can't use WaitForSingleObject, since it will make my thread act
synchronously, so that the main thread will stop executing until the
a) What happens if I don't close the handle of the thread? It is only the
resource the OS hold for it that is not freed?
b) How would I close the handle of the thread without waiting for it to
finish (WaitForSingleObject)? I don't know how long it will last.
(in this particular project I don't use MFC, so I cannot use
Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]
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