Pass data between 2 VB.NET applications on the same machine
Posted on 2013-12-03
I am looking for a solution that will allow me to pass simple string, or maybe a few basic values from one application to another that is running on the same machine. There won't be a huge amount of data exchanged and it will be user initiated, so the frequency will be fairly low ( maybe once every few seconds). And it will always be on the same machine. I have looked around the web and found a couple different approaches such as windows messaging, remoting, or just reading/writing. All of the articles were all pretty old though (pre 2009).
Is there a solution that is better than others or simpler to implement. And if so, can you point me in the direction of a good example.
To give a better picture of what I am trying to accomplish. My end goal it to add functionality into application "A", so when the user clicks a phone number it will send that number to another application that will initiate a call. So I would pass the persons name and phone number from Application A to application B.
Thanks in advance...