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Inter-Process Communication in .NET Using Named Pipes, Part 2

, 14 Jun 2004
This article explores a way of implementing Named Pipes based Inter-Process Communication between .NET applications
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Collections;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Data;

using AppModule.InterProcessComm;
using AppModule.NamedPipes;

namespace Server
{
	/// <summary>
	/// Summary description for Form1.
	/// </summary>
	public class Form1 : System.Windows.Forms.Form
	{
		private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox Activity;
		public static System.Windows.Forms.TextBox ActivityRef;

		public static IChannelManager PipeManager;
		/// <summary>
		/// Required designer variable.
		/// </summary>
		private System.ComponentModel.Container components = null;

		public Form1()
		{
			//
			// Required for Windows Form Designer support
			//
			InitializeComponent();

			ActivityRef = this.Activity;
			PipeManager = new PipeManager();
			PipeManager.Initialize();
		}

		/// <summary>
		/// Clean up any resources being used.
		/// </summary>
		protected override void Dispose( bool disposing )
		{
			if( disposing )
			{
				if (components != null) 
				{
					components.Dispose();
				}
			}
			base.Dispose( disposing );
		}

		#region Windows Form Designer generated code
		/// <summary>
		/// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
		/// the contents of this method with the code editor.
		/// </summary>
		private void InitializeComponent()
		{
			this.Activity = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
			this.SuspendLayout();
			// 
			// Activity
			// 
			this.Activity.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(16, 16);
			this.Activity.Multiline = true;
			this.Activity.Name = "Activity";
			this.Activity.ScrollBars = System.Windows.Forms.ScrollBars.Vertical;
			this.Activity.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(256, 240);
			this.Activity.TabIndex = 0;
			this.Activity.Text = "";
			// 
			// Form1
			// 
			this.AutoScaleBaseSize = new System.Drawing.Size(5, 13);
			this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 273);
			this.Controls.Add(this.Activity);
			this.Name = "Form1";
			this.Text = "Form1";
			this.Closing += new System.ComponentModel.CancelEventHandler(this.Form1_Closing);
			this.ResumeLayout(false);

		}
		#endregion

		/// <summary>
		/// The main entry point for the application.
		/// </summary>
		[STAThread]
		static void Main() 
		{
			Application.Run(new Form1());
		}

		private void Form1_Closing(object sender, System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs e) {
			if (PipeManager != null) {
				PipeManager.Stop();
			}
		}
	}
}

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Ivan L
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Ivan Latunov is a Software Architect with long term commercial experience in the areas of software architecture and engineering, design and development of web and distributed applications and business and technical analysis. Technical blog. Website: ivanweb.com.

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