Inter-Application Communication on Windows

Eric Chatonet eric.chatonet at
Wed Feb 13 11:03:43 EST 2008

Hi Dave,

Why not use TCP that is cross-platform?

Le 13 févr. 08 à 16:53, Dave a écrit :

> Hi All,
> I've been working on a way of getting two RunRev Standalone's to  
> communicate with each other. I've implemented a simple message  
> passing mechanism on Macintosh using AppleEvents. This seems to  
> work quite well. I now need something similar for Windows. I don't  
> mind writing an External Command Handler in C/C++ to do this, and  
> AFAIK I can do this using Win32 API Calls. However, on the Mac I  
> have a handler for the "appleEvent" message, this gets called  
> asynchronously whenever the other application send an AppleEvent.  
> Can I achieve the same or similar under Windows? e.g. AppA gets a  
> Message sent to it when there is a message ready to be read or some  
> such? The only other way I can think of achieving this would be for  
> the main application to periodically execute a "poll" handler which  
> calls the External Command and read the message(s) from a queue?
> Any ideas or suggestions gratefully appreciated.
> All the Best
> Dave

Best regards from Paris,
Eric Chatonet.
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