Kaz Kylheku kaz@ashi.footprints.net
Wed Jan 19 16:48:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Kukuk Barbara wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to know how I can use _beginthreadex in my program.
> It is shown as an unresolved external. Do I have to link a special
> library?

This function is not a Win32 API, but a function in Microsoft Visual
Studio's C library.

Unlike UNIX-like systems, Windows does not have the equivalent of a C
library for providing run-time support to C programs (malloc, printf,
etc). C programming environments targetting Windows have to provide
their own.

_beginthreadex is a wrapper for CreateThread which routes the thread
through a startup function within the C library, where it can
initialize some thread-local storage specific to that library and

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