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Sending commands over a network

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Anyidea how i could send a command to a vb.net program from one computer to another, over a network?

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by:Luis Pérez
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Well, there are many methods available. Probably the best one is to use TCP or UPD communications. Here you got 2 full examples:

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/UDP_Send_Receive.aspx

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/VbNetSendReceiveTcp.aspx

Hope that helps.
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by:Matb396
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which is the best way? all i want to do is send a string and then trigger an event.
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by:Luis Pérez
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Then better use UDP.
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by:TommySzalapski
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If you just want a quick and dirty solution, then have one program write to a file shared on the network and have the other program check that file every minute or so and delete it when done.

Roland's methods are better, but using a shared file as a channel works in a pinch.
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What do you actually want to achieve? You can probably use the PsExec command line utility to launch remote processes

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb897553
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