Solved

C# - inter application communication

Posted on 2013-12-21
4
452 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 63

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 36

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 70

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

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Many of us here at EE write code. Many of us write exceptional code; just as many of us write exception-prone code. As we all should know, exceptions are a mechanism for handling errors which are typically out of our control. From database errors, t…
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

630 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