Re: Using HANDLE in different class & thread

 Andrew <>
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:39:55 -0700
Also, i think it's wrong to expose class internal HANDLE. That's
breaking encapsulation.

On Oct 19, 4:52 am, "Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-
scottmcp> wrote:

"Victor Bazarov" <> wrote in message


Donos wrote:

I have a HANDLE to an Event, like this..


This is running in one thread in one class. For example we will call
that class as "Class A"

Now i want to use this HANDLE in another thread in another class to
call SetEvent(h); This is "Class B"

I tried creating a pointer to Class A and using it, But it gets an
invalid HANDLE.

Any idea how this can be done?

This is not a C++ language question. This is a Windows programming
question. Please ask Windows programming questions in the Windows
programming newsgroup.

V: It is a very fundamental C++ language question, even though it uses
Windows terms. The OP clearly needs help with C++ concepts.

Donos: The problem stems from a lack of understanding of the difference
between a class and an object of that class. This is best approached by
careful study of the first few chapters of any C++ book. Classes do not
store any data, only objects do that.

The handle is not stored in class A, it is stored in an object whose type is
class A. Creating a pointer to Class A elsewhere does not magically make it
point at the original A object. If object B wishes to access a member
variable of object A then object B must have a pointer (or reference) to the
original A object and this pointer must be initialized with the address of
the A object. Also notice that h must be a member variable, not the
automatic variable you show in your code.

class A {
A::A() { h = CreateEvent(NULL, FALSE, FALSE, NULL);}


// some function in class B
A* a = new A();
HANDLE hcopy = a->h;

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