Re: new cCSocket(Port) spawns Thread ...

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:31:14 -0400
"Joe HM" <> wrote in message

Hello -

I use the following calls to create a socket on OpenPort ...
CSocket * MasterSocket;
MasterSocket = new CSocket(OpenPort);
... which works fine. The problem is that for whatever reason, this
spawns a thread. If I create another instance of CSocket in the same
program, it will not create a thread.

The bizarre thing is that my coworker, who has pretty much the same
computer and setup, does not get the second thread.

I have Windows XP SP2 and use Microsoft Visual C++ .NET (1.1) 2003.

Why would creating a socket spawn a thread???

If you are referring to the MFC CSocket class, it certainly does not create
a new thread in your process. Speculating, it is possible that the
underlying winsock library creates a system thread if it has not previously
been called. What indication are you seeing that a new thread is spawned?

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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