March 25th, 2013, 08:30 PM
Do other things whilst in a loop
Hi, newbie here, still very much learning.
I'm writing a piece of software in MFC. In one function, I have a while loop using "KeepLooping" as the condition.
"KeepLooping" is a boolean that is set to false by a toolbar button, key press or menu option. The problem is, when the loop starts running, its obviously so busy in the loop that button presses, toolbar buttons and menu clicks do nothing, so the loop never exits.
What's the best (or should that be simplest?) way around this? I remember in VB you could rather crudely just use DoEvents in a loop to make sure it carried on doing other things in the mean time, but I'm guessing its not that simple in C++.
Thanks guys, Matt.
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