Click here to Skip to main content
12,747,207 members (34,438 online)
Click here to Skip to main content


128 bookmarked
Posted 25 May 2004

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

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

		/// <summary>
		/// Clean up any resources being used.
		/// </summary>
		protected override void Dispose( bool disposing )
			if( disposing )
				if (components != null) 
			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();
			// 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.Name = "Form1";
			this.Text = "Form1";
			this.Closing += new System.ComponentModel.CancelEventHandler(this.Form1_Closing);


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

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

By viewing downloads associated with this article you agree to the Terms of Service and the article's licence.

If a file you wish to view isn't highlighted, and is a text file (not binary), please let us know and we'll add colourisation support for it.


This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

A list of licenses authors might use can be found here


About the Author

Ivan L
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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:

You may also be interested in...

Permalink | Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web01 | 2.8.170215.1 | Last Updated 15 Jun 2004
Article Copyright 2004 by Ivan L
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2017
Layout: fixed | fluid