Quick question (service and communication)
Posted on 2002-04-29
I am currently writing an application design.
The idea is that we have a service running (which is implemented using the SRVAny tool) which does it's thing. Now we also have this administration program (totally different) which needs to interact with the service (or vice versa).Both programs do not have to be run at the same time, still the communication has to be established whenever the administration program starts up.
What is the best way to communicate with each other? Can an ActiveX server application run as a service (using SRVAny and InstSrv), or would a normal windows application be sufficient (probably using FindWindow)?
I'd rather go for the ActiveX server application since that does give me the freedom I need.
i guess the question is: Can I use ActiveX executables as a service and communicate (using events) with an normal windows application?