Program-launching Program

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    Program-launching Program

    I need help on how to make one program launch other programs.
    I have been looking for how to do this, but i cant find it. im also looking for a way to get one program to reieve information from another.
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    FAQ

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    what is gg supposed to mean???
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    My initials.

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    Oh, Codeplug. You could have had so much fun with that.
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    I looked in there, and i found code to spawn a child, but i want two different programs, one that launches the other, but also recieves info from the launched program, that u can see, and that can pass information back and forth
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    Well, you could pipe the output from the program that is launched into a file. Then read from the file.

    Are you trying to do this with an already compiled program?
    i don't think most standard compilers support programmers with more than 4 red boxes - Misplaced

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    i am trying to create a AIM like messaging system. I want to be able to have two of the same program open on the same computer, and have the master program take the characters inputed, and display them in both windows
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    it may seem pointless, but i want to be able to do it, and so im not gonna stop till i have.
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    Well I do not know how comfortable you are with programming but for what you are trying to do, you need some form of Inter Process Communication(IPC). This can be accomplished through several means such as a DLL with a shared data segment, or through the creation of a COM server.
    i don't think most standard compilers support programmers with more than 4 red boxes - Misplaced

    It is my sacred duity to stand in the path of the flood of ignorance and blatant stupidity... - quzah

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    that sounds...ummm...like long and strenuous work. Im just trying to further my skills in programming, and i figured this would be fun to make....but i guess im a bit over my head there. What i most want to do, is make games, as a career. I havent found any coding that even LOOKS likea prgram. I guess im talking about appearences. I have looked for ways to change the appearence, and to do other stuff, but i just cant find anything. I know it is out there, b/c PS2 programmers use C and C++, but i havent found the kinda coding im looking for.
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    Do you want to create the program for the sake of creating it? There is plenty of programs that do that very thing if thats what your looking for.
    My computer is awesome.

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