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Visual C++ allows you to have multiple concurrent threads of execution running simultaneously. With multithreading, you can spin off background tasks, manage simultaneous streams of input, manage a user interface, and much more.
Represents a thread of execution within an application.
Describes a pure virtual class that provides functionality common to the synchronization objects in Win32.
Represents a semaphore, which is a synchronization object that allows a limited number of threads in one or more processes to access a resource.
Represents a mutex, which is a synchronization object that allows one thread mutually exclusive access to a resource.
Represents a critical section, which is a synchronization object that allows one thread at a time to access a resource or section of code.
Represents an event, which is a synchronization object that allows one thread to notify another that an event has occurred.
Represents the access-control mechanism used in controlling access to resources in a multithreaded program.
Represents the access-control mechanism used in controlling access to a resource in a multithreaded program.
Common Programming Methodologies
Provides links to topics describing conceptual information about the Visual C++ libraries and topics discussing various coding technologies and techniques.