After I call connect I call application processmessages until I get
connected and then I close.
Do you think this could be "interfering" with the HttpServer component
Not excatly the logic, but it will make things go wrong because calling
ProcessMessages will cause events to be triggered then have the component
reenter his event handler before the previous event is processed. That will
not work !
Is doing the communication socket call in a separate thread better than in
the main thread?
No need for another thread. Just use asynchronous operation. From the server
event, you may defer sending the reply to the client until you are done with
what you have to do with the secondary connection. Just use hgSendMyself to
make the server component happy. Later, in the event chain you'll trigger
calling TWSocket, call one of the Answer methods to send the reply to the
You only need a thread when you have to do a lengthy operation such as
computation or blocking SQL request.
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