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Sending a delayed windows message

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I came up with a method to post a "delayed" message in win32, however id rather one that didnt require a temporary thread, are there any other ways?
struct PostMessageDelayedInfo
	HWND   hwnd;
	UINT   msg;
	WPARAM wParam;
	LPARAM lParam;
	DWORD  delay;
static unsigned __stdcall PostMessageDelayedReal(void *a)
	PostMessageDelayedInfo *info = (PostMessageDelayedInfo*)a;
	PostMessage(info->hwnd, info->msg, info->wParam, info->lParam);
	delete info;
	return 0;
void PostMessageDelayed(HWND hwnd, UINT msg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam, DWORD delay)
	PostMessageDelayedInfo *info = new PostMessageDelayedInfo;
	info->hwnd   = hwnd;
	info->msg    = msg;
	info->wParam = wParam;
	info->lParam = lParam;
	info->delay  = delay;
	_beginthreadex(0,0, &PostMessageDelayedReal, (void*)info, 0,0);

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Why on earth would you want to do this? If you absolutely need to send delayed messages, what's wrong with having a std::vector of pending messages somewhere, and checking if it's time to send one every tick?

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