Showing Attention

Publication: C++ Builder Developer's Journal
Issue: Volume 7, Number 11, November 2003

This article demonstrates advanced techniques of multi-threaded applications, callback functions and dealing with thread messages. Sub headings include: Design, Creating Basic Threads, Creating Advanced Threads and Function Pointers, Threads and Messages, Pausing, Resuming and Terminating a Thread.

In my previous article, ‘Getting Attention’, I demonstrated several techniques of how your application could get the attention of the user. These included Message Boxes, system tray icons, playing audio sounds and flashing task bar window buttons. Sadly though, getting attention may not be enough and sometimes all the user wants is to be just shown a little attention.