Sharing Memory among Processes

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    Sharing Memory among Processes

    How can i share some memory space among two programmes (or processes)?

    I have two executable running on the same machine and i want to share a particular variable (like different threads share variables).
    I was thinking of writing a third program that launches these two executables as a process, but how do i get them to share?

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    Well, I doubt you can do it like this with managed code. You may be able to use a memory mapped file though.

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    I dont know what is a memory mapped file. Can you give me a link to a tutorial or some place where they can provide info on this topic/books recommended etc.

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    MapViewOfFile, search MSDN for that. I don't know if .net can use it or not, but most likely it can.

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    Another way to do it is to use Remoting.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...ngoverview.asp

    Do they really need to run as two different processes? Can you just reference code from the other executable and call it on another thread?

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