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VB6 - How do I call routines in one exe from another exe like they are in same exe

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I have a VB6 exe that has a serial comms driver involved.
The issue is that sometimes whilst awaiting a response form the serial port, some other event occurs that consumes CPU for a time and as the code connot respond to serial data the device times out and errors.
I need to either be able to give priority to the serial comms code or split this serial control ot to a separate exe or somehting so that it cannot be interrupted but I then need some way to call its routines and recieve data from it.
Any help would be appreciated.
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ktaczala earned 2000 total points
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In .net it's called multithreading.  Not really supported out of the box in VB6.
here's a link that may help.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/109931/multithreading-in-visual-basic-6-0
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I was just looking at doing it via a separate activex exe whe your answer came thru. I'm new to creating activex exe but I'm learning fast!
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