How do you tell the OS in windows to process another thread or process,
which is useful when your app is processor-extensive? Sort of like the
DoEvents in Visual Basic. I’m sure there is a Win32 API for that. Tried
searching, but couldn’t find anything.
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There’s an API called SwitchToThread()
You could also call Sleep(0), which should yield to any thread that has
the same or higher priority.
Or, if you need to perform longer cpu-power expensive tasks (but nothing
time-critical), you could also just lower your own process or task
priority. That way, you can get as much CPU time as you want, without
disturbing any other process/thread. All applications will stay
responsive and act as if nothing was special, but you can use all the
“idle” time without you having to periodically call Sleep().