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communicate between two .net programs

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Hello Everyone,

I have a Windows Form Application which has been developed in .net 3.5. The language used to develop is VB.NET. It a charting program and shows stock market charts to users.

Now I have made another program in vb.net (same .net version) and I want this program to interact with the one I made before. The new program is like a small scripting language. So for example: if i run a script then its output should be reflected in the other program. How can the two programs communicate ? Both will be running on same systems. No remote stuff.

Plus I have several functions which are written in first program. Is it possible for the other program which is an .exe also to call the functions of the other one if I make sub/function public or something. The reason is we can calls functions or subs if we include a dll. But can one exe calls functions/sub of another exe (if both program are in .net).

I will be glad if anyone can help me out.

Thank You,

Cheers,
Saurabh
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