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Date: 1997dec17
Platform: win32
Language: C/C++
Keywords: stop, halt

Q.  How can I tell if a thread has stopped?

A.  If you have the thread's handle you can do this:

BOOL IsThreadActive(const HANDLE hThread) { DWORD dwCode = 0; (void) ::GetExitCodeThread(hThread, &dwCode); return (dwCode == STILL_ACTIVE); // STILL_ACTIVE is 259 so the thread // had better not use that as an exit code! }