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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
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by:Fernando Soto
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Hi Andy;

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

Interprocess Communications
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by:Miguel Oz
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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
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by:ieg
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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
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