Interprocess Communication for AddIns

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Interprocess Communication for AddIns
Communication between an AddIn and an other application 
Norman Gosserau


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Hi there,

I want to write an Outlook AddIn that communicates with an other already started application, that I've been written. The AddIn has to send messages to the other application and it has to receive messages from this application (IPC = Interprocess Communication). But that communication mustn't use sockets.

Can anybody help me with it? Example code would be great.

Thanks

Norman
Posted 30 Aug, 2005 05:37:06 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Hi Norman.

I will try to find a solution for you. However I have a question.
Should your add-in communicate with another application that has been stared on the same PC or on a remote PC?

Posted 31 Aug, 2005 11:35:16 Top
Norman Gosserau


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Hi Sergey,

the other application is on the same PC. It is a kind of base application that holds contact with a remote server. This base application should also communicates via IPC with several other applications on the local PC (e.g. with clients and with the Outlook Add-In). These other applications don't communicate among each other.

REMOTE SERVER
|
| (via LAN)
|
BASE APPLICATION (local PC)
| |
| (via IPC) | (via IPC)
| |
CLIENTS ADD-IN
(local PC) (local PC)

Thanks

Norman
Posted 01 Sep, 2005 06:00:03 Top
Norman Gosserau


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Sorry,

the spaces in the drawing were apparently erased.
I hope you still see what I want to show.

Norman
Posted 01 Sep, 2005 06:07:04 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Ok, I will investigate this subject and will let you know about results soon.
Posted 01 Sep, 2005 18:27:45 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Hi Norman.

There is a solution for you:
http://www.add-in-express.com/projects/ipctestaddin.zip
Posted 02 Sep, 2005 09:30:45 Top
Norman Gosserau


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Thank you for the solution and the sample code

Norman
Posted 05 Sep, 2005 02:33:39 Top