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Thread: How to Stop a Thread Safley

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    Default How to Stop a Thread Safley

    hi guys i was wonderig what the best way to stop (kill) a thread any ideas ?


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    Default Re: How to Stop a Thread Safley

    In the thread, test if a flag is set asking the thread to exit and exit/return.

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    Default Re: How to Stop a Thread Safley

    thanks mate thats what i used in the end

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    Default Re: How to Stop a Thread Safley

    or you could do something like this:
    public void stop()
    {
        thread = null;
        stop = true;
    }
    as in, set your thread to null and your stop flag to true... just to double make sure...

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    What does setting the variable: thread to null do?

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