Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

C# - inter application communication

Posted on 2013-12-21
4
Medium Priority
?
466 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 64

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 2000 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

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
Entity Framework is a powerful tool to help you interact with the DataBase but still doesn't help much when we have a Stored Procedure that returns more than one resultset. The solution takes some of out-of-the-box thinking; read on!
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Whether it be Exchange Server Crash Issues, Dirty Shutdown Errors or Failed to mount error, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery has always got your back. With the help of its easy to understand user interface and 3 simple steps recovery proced…
Suggested Courses

782 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