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    Which are the better functions to be called under windows to create processes , test exit code, interprocess communication/syncronization?

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    use the API calls provided. check MSDN for the specific functions. It is nto usually beneficial to start additionl processes, just use threads.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    use the API calls provided. check MSDN for the specific functions. It is nto usually beneficial to start additionl processes, just use threads.
    yes I agree
    usually it is just better to use threads
    But to execute an externally provided (and ready) .exe ..

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    MSDN is your reference for the Win32 API and associated MS libraries.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...84(VS.85).aspx

    CreateProcess() is the OS interface for process creation. IPC on windows includes shared memory, sockets, named pipes, mail slots, and few others.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...74(VS.85).aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeplug View Post
    MSDN is your reference for the Win32 API and associated MS libraries.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...84(VS.85).aspx

    CreateProcess() is the OS interface for process creation. IPC on windows includes shared memory, sockets, named pipes, mail slots, and few others.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...74(VS.85).aspx

    gg
    thank you
    quite enough stuff to study (-;

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    Sending messages, WM_COPYDATA in particular, can be used for IPC as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynickmynick View Post
    yes I agree
    usually it is just better to use threads
    But to execute an externally provided (and ready) .exe ..
    If you are doign software development, it really is necessary that the customer provide you witht eh existing source code when they want features added to an application. Using one program to run another 3rd party program is generalyl considered a kludge. There are API coimmands to handle it since many applications like auto-patchers require such functionality.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    If you are doign software development, it really is necessary that the customer provide you witht eh existing source code when they want features added to an application. Using one program to run another 3rd party program is generalyl considered a kludge. There are API coimmands to handle it since many applications like auto-patchers require such functionality.
    yes I quite agree

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