Inter-Application Communication on Windows

Dave dave at
Wed Feb 13 11:58:54 EST 2008


I thought about that, but there are complications with Firewalls and  
Virus Protection Applications.

All the Best

On 13 Feb 2008, at 16:03, Eric Chatonet wrote:

> 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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