Chapter 18. Multithreading

Multithreading

Conventional GUI applications have one thread of execution and perform one operation at a time. If the user invokes a time-consuming operation from the user interface, the interface typically freezes while the operation is in progress. Chapter 7 (Event Processing) presents some solutions to this problem. Multi-threading is another solution.

In a multithreaded application, the GUI runs in its own thread and the processing takes place in one or more other threads. This results in applications that have responsive ...

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