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Application messages

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
I have two Visual Basic 6 applications, both written by me, both running on the same system, and I would like them to be able to communicate. By communicate, I mean, pass string messages back and forth to each other. I don't want to use the network, or text files or anything like that.

If there is a specific function or API call I would use for this, just give me a website that explains it, or the name of the function.
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there's no API needed. DDE may solve your problem.

for detail of doing this, consult the reference of LinkTopic property.

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That thread did help... Thanks for the fast response.

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