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Hi,

I have an exe file. This is a program ,that starts when windows start up. It is running in background and is visible in system tray. I have another program, that I want to connect to the first one.

I added an atl simple object to the project, added an interface and a function and recompiled it. The name of atl object is SessionManager.

I added these two lines in second prorgram:

ISessionManager * pSessionManager;
HRESULT hr = CoCreateInstance(CLSID_SessionManager, NULL, CLSCTX_ALL, IID_ISessionManager, (void**)&pSessionManager);
pSessionManager->Test();
pSessionManager->Release();

When first program is running, second program throws error hr =  -2147467262: E_NOINTERFACE
When first program is not running, second program throws error I get hr =  -2147221164: class not registered.

So I guess that second program can detect the first one, but for some reason it can not use it.

Can you help me?
Thank you.
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by:DeepuAbrahamK
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When first program is not running, second program throws error I get hr =  -2147221164: class not registered.
Did you try registering your application?
Go to start->Run and execute these:
RegServer /u "path\your application.exe" // Un regsiter
RegServer "path\your application.exe"       // Register

Best Regards,
DeepuAbrahamK
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>>>> Did you try registering your application?

The calls to register an application is

     your_application_full_path /regserver

To unregister you need

     your_application_full_path /unregserver


To register a dll call

   regsvr32 your_dll_full_path

To unregister a dll

   regsvr32 /u your_dll_full_path


Note, by registering you write the interface definition to the registry.

>>>> I have another program, that I want to connect to the first one.

I don't know what kind of communication you need, but normally a piece of shared memory where there are separated regions for both execuatbles to write information is easier to handle than using ATL and COM.

Regards, Alex



   

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that worked fine.
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