Re: Multitasking in a Word COM Addin

"Alexander Nickolov" <>
Mon, 30 Apr 2007 11:07:53 -0700
Using a hidden window within an STA object is a standard technique
for bringing control into the STA. I've used it for my asynchronous
event triggering from a worker thread framework (item 11 in the
VC COM FAQ) for example. It can equally well be used with SetTimer
as Igor suggested.

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"Igor Tandetnik" <> wrote in message

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp> wrote in message

Igor Tandetnik wrote:

But there's one in Windows API: SetTimer.

That would be great, but I don't see a way to use that. My code is a
DLL and only gets main thread execution time when Word calls it. I
don't see a way for me to receive messages from Word's message loop

Word's message pump will deliver messages to any and all windows created
on the main UI thread, not just ones it created itself.
With best wishes,
   Igor Tandetnik

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