Not sure if this was accepted first attempt as I cleverly mailed from the wrong email address!
Hi - after pulling out a lot of hair, I'm hoping someone can take pity on a poor, struggling programmer who needs some help J I'm not a beginner with Delphi but I'm definitely not an expert either so I'm really struggling to create a DLL-based WSocket client that does what I need. I've spent the last couple of days tinkering with the DLL 1 example but just can't get it to function so I'm hoping that someone can assist. Basically what I'm trying to do is implement 4 functions that can be called safely from my app: Connect(), Connected(), Disconnect() and GetMessage() Connect() needs to be passed the host, the port, the username, the handle of the calling child window and a "pump rate" What I need Connect() to do is kick off a worker thread that continues running and manages the socket connection without blocking the calling process as the current DLL example does. That worker thread should: 1) Connect the socket to the host 2) SendStr() the username .then sit in a loop where it: 3) Monitors for incoming messages and adds each message to a TStringList 4) Fires off a PostMessage() to the specified window of the main application every "pump rate" milliseconds Connected() simply returns the connection status of the socket GetMessage() returns information from the TStringList Disconnect() signals the worker thread to gracefully drop the connection (if possible) and close down >From the application perspective, it would call the Connect() function, monitor the connection status via Connected(), obtain incoming messages via GetMessage() and call Disconnect() as required. One of the difficulties seems to be that the socket would be running within the worker thread but the functions and data that I need to access would be in the global scope. As I said, I'm hoping someone can help me with this - I know what I need it to do but seem to have passed the point where my coding skills let me do it. Regards, Adam -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be