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CThreadPool Sample: Demonstrates How to Use a Thread Pool

The CThreadPool sample shows how to use a thread pool in an application and how implementing a thread pool can improve the application's performance.

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This sample code is provided to illustrate a concept and should not be used in applications or Web sites, as it may not illustrate the safest coding practices. Microsoft assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages should the sample code be used for purposes other than as intended.

To get samples and instructions for installing them:

  • On the Visual Studio Help menu, click Samples.

    For more information, see Visual Studio Samples.

  • The most recent version and complete list of samples is available online from the Visual Studio 2008 Samples page.

  • You can also locate samples on your computer's hard disk. By default, samples and a Readme file are copied into a folder under \Program Files\Visual Studio 9.0\Samples\. For Express editions of Visual Studio, all samples are located online.

To build the sample

  1. Open the solution ThrdPool.sln.

  2. Select the desired configuration (Debug or Release).

  3. From the Build menu, click Rebuild All.

To run the sample within Visual Studio

  • From the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

To run the sample from a command window

  1. Change to the directory where the chosen configuration was built (for example, ..\CThreadPool\Debug).

  2. Execute ThrdPool.exe.

This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

CThreadPool; CSimpleArray; InterlockedIncrement; GetCurrentThreadId

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