Multiple console windows

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    Multiple console windows

    I'm trying to create a multithreaded program where each thread get's it's own console window. The trouble is, windows only seems to support handing out threads at the process level, and I can't seem to find a good way to get around this. Having to create new processes for each console would add a lot of uneccesary complication to what I'm trying to do, so does anyone know how to get around this?

    Edit: Oh, and since I'm programming the whole thing with the Windows API I'd prefer non-MFC solutions if possible.
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    from MSDN: AllocConsole():

    A process can be associated with only one console, so the AllocConsole function fails if the calling process already has a console.
    You're stuck with multiple process's if multiple consoles is truly what you want.
    You can always simulate your own console using normal Win32 GUI programming.

    gg

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    *Sigh*, nothing's ever easy is it? Well ok, if I want to create my own console type control for windows, I'm going to have to learn how to program custom controls. Anyone know of a good tutorual for this (once again, preferably using the API.) I've actually been meaning to learn this for a while, so I guess now's as good of a time as any.

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