Solved

C# - inter application communication

Posted on 2013-12-21
4
430 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
Hi EE
I am in the early stages of designing a solution to work with our ERP system,
In an ideal world I will have an application running minimised on a client PC windows task bar (it will be monitoring another application) and a C# user Control embedded in the ERP system Forms. (On the same PC).

My question is this:
What would be the best technique to have the User Control communicate with the application on the Task Bar, Communication would have to be both ways.

Thanks for your help
Andy
0
Comment
Question by:ieg
4 Comments
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39734651
Hi Andy;

Here is the possible interprocess communication options that are supported on Microsoft operating systems and their purposes.

Interprocess Communications
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Miguel Oz
ID: 39735460
If you are trying to create a client (ERP user control) /server (your task bar app) solution then  WCF: If you are using .NET 3.5 and above, you can find plenty of tutorials like the ones shown below:
http://tech.pro/tutorial/855/wcf-tutorial-basic-interprocess-communication
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms734712(v=vs.110).aspx
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
ID: 39735904
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ieg
ID: 39737423
Many thanks forall answers. I've opted to use the suggestion from emoreau because the data I need to transfer is actually very small (a stock code and a couple of extra bits) and this mechanism makes it all easy to install.
Cheers
Andy
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction Hi all and welcome to my first article on Experts Exchange. A while ago, someone asked me if i could do some tutorials on object oriented programming. I decided to do them on C#. Now you may ask me, why's that? Well, one of the re…
More often than not, we developers are confronted with a need: a need to make some kind of magic happen via code. Whether it is for a client, for the boss, or for our own personal projects, the need must be satisfied. Most of the time, the Framework…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now