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    Another newbie question

    Is there a way to make a function run "in the background" ?

    like this:

    myFunction(); //this will run til the app closes..
    AnotherFuntion(); //while myFucntion is still running..

    Hope you understand what i mean.
    Is this possible?

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    Certainly.......you need to create a thread.....Look up some tutorials

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    Thanks...

    When u say threads do u mean like this?

    loop (indeed)
    {
    function();
    {
    anotherFunction();
    }
    }

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    nope......

    In you example, the code in function() is executed before anotherfunction()............so anotherfunction() must wait for function() to complete before its executed........

    With threads they execute at the same time.......

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    It's interesting problem, for example I want to have a timer running in background and another things..
    I heard something about threads, but I don't know how to use them.. do you know where is some tutorial about that?

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