CThreadPool Sample: Demonstrates How to Use a Thread Pool

The CThreadPool sample shows how to use a thread pool in an application and how implementing a thread pool can improve the application's performance.

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To get samples and instructions for installing them:

To access samples from Visual Studio

  • On the Help menu, click Samples.

    By default, these samples are installed in drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Samples\.

  • For the most recent version of this sample and a list of other samples, see Visual Studio Samples on the MSDN Web site.

Building and Running the Sample

To build the sample

  1. Open the solution ThrdPool.sln.

  2. Select the desired configuration (Debug or Release).

  3. From the Build menu, click Rebuild All.

To run the sample within Visual Studio

  • From the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

To run the sample from a command window

  1. Change to the directory where the chosen configuration was built (for example, ..\CThreadPool\Debug).

  2. Execute ThrdPool.exe.


This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

CThreadPool; CSimpleArray; InterlockedIncrement; GetCurrentThreadId

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