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Metro GUI connection to background (service) MFC C++ app question

hobnob asked:

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Hi, A Quick question to send me in the right direction, I have a very large existing MFC C++ app that runs in the background (optionally as a windows NT service).
I don't want to re-write it for Metro as it's file & processing intensive and not suitable for it.

Whilst in Metro mode - can I write a new C++ Metro style GUI app that connects to this app already running in desktop mode for configuration & control purposes?

Is this possible? What do you think is the best way? thru the registry? or windows sockets? or another way?

Tags: C++, MFC, Metro-design


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