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Can we embed a application with .exe file in our MFC application?

suppose we have a application which is already developed and .exe is present and i want to use it in my project. is this possible? and how is it done?

I want both applications displayed on the same window.
Posted 15-Feb-12 2:42am
Edited 15-Feb-12 2:44am
pasztorpisti 26-Jul-12 18:29pm
I have seen only one high quality program that had an exe embedded in it, that was Process Explorer. It is a 32 bit application but it has a 64 bit version embedded, so if you start it on a 64 bit windows it writes out the 64 bit exe to disk and starts the 64 bit version because only a 64 bit executable can exploit everything on a 64 bit system. However the purpose of embedding was completely different from your case.

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I think the short answer is, no, you cannot do this. Your MFC application can start the other program, but embedding it (for example as a resource) would really not serve any useful purpose. It is also not clear what you mean by, I want both applications displayed on the same window.
chaiein 15-Feb-12 23:23pm
I want both applications displayed on the same window means suppose i have a game developed and i have another application say something like virtual piano so is it possible to make a game and piano appear on the same window.example picture control where we can have a picture. is there a control where we can have another application.
Richard MacCutchan 16-Feb-12 4:25am
I don't think there is any way to do this simply, as Windows applications always start in their own main window. I think you would need to redesign both applications to achieve this.
chaiein 22-Feb-12 6:06am
Thank you for the information.

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