advice for gui front end

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    Thanks Anduril462,
    I will take a look at what sockets are and if they can reasonably be used to do what I am wanting to do. If you have any good resource sites I can look-up I would be all ears. If I understand correctly by your response I could very easily write the back-end in C and the front end in whatever (java, html, c++) and use "sockets" to speak back and forth from one app to the next app. I will read up on sockets and see if the sockets are used inside each application (gui and main/control) or if it is more of a layer in between. If they are call in the apps themselves then I am guessing their is an API for C (the backend) and/or any other language (the frontend) so would just implement the comms between the two applications in each application respectively. Thanks again.

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    Good point Tator and since most of my apps are meant for more embedded platforms I may want to strongly investigate the gui builder and if it is meant for desktop apps may utilize to many resources for embedded platforms. Thanks

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    I don't have a great online resource I use. I live mostly off of man pages, since I do mostly Linux programming. You can try this site. The exact library though will depend on your platform. That site is geared toward *NIX sockets (based on BSD sockets), but the WinSock API is also heavily based on BSD sockets, and is probably 90% portable. I couldn't even guess where to find info on Java sockets programming though. I also don't know what kind of support you will have for your embedded platforms -- many of them are pared down versions of *NIX or WinSock APIs, but you will need to check the docs or the manufacturer's website.

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    Trinity ... if you're looking for a good intro to Winsock (Windows Sockets networking) you can have a read Here

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