Simultaneous Tasks

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    Simultaneous Tasks

    I am wondering what are my options when I want to do to jobs "simultaneously". In more words I would like for example (on a window):
    -Every x seconds a square moves forward
    -If you press a button a square stops

    What is the way to go? I can think of a lot of ways to do it in a more "simple" language (like C) but I am more interested in actual code and functions. Like doing the job simple and efficiently

    Merci beacoup (sp? its been years...)

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    "simultaneously"
    I'm not sure what you mean by that, do you want to use separate threads ?

    The ball moving is simple logic flow example,

    Code:
    while(true)
    {
       if(canMove)
          ballPos += ballVel * dt;
       if(buttonPressed)
         canMove = false;
    }
    Something like that ?
    Spidey out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_ntua View Post
    I am wondering what are my options when I want to do to jobs "simultaneously". In more words I would like for example (on a window):
    -Every x seconds a square moves forward
    -If you press a button a square stops

    What is the way to go? I can think of a lot of ways to do it in a more "simple" language (like C) but I am more interested in actual code and functions. Like doing the job simple and efficiently

    Merci beacoup (sp? its been years...)
    How about just a Timer. Pretty simple to use although don't expect extremely high resolution. The nice thing about a Timer is behind the scenes it's just WM_TIMER messages, so you don't need to worry about marshalling gui editing code to the owning thread.

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