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This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. You need Windows and Visual C++ installed.

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++ 6 Unleashed . Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 16. Multithreading

The Win32 operating systems support multiple processes, which are given their own memory address space. In addition, Win32 supports multiple threads within a process. When any application (or process) starts, it has one primary thread. The application then may start up additional threads, which execute independently. All threads share the one memory space of the process in which they are created.

In this lesson, you will see how to:

  • Create your own multithreaded applications with MFC.
  • Enable multithreading in your applications.
  • Create worker threads for background processing.
  • Create user-interface threads.
  • Synchronize your threads.

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Win32 Processes, Threads, and Synchronization
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Multiple Threads in Your Application
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Worker Threads
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using User-Interface Threads
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Thread Synchronization
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating a New Process

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