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Inter process communication in WinRT

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  • Hi !

    I have some library which I want to load as separate process and communicate that process via several metro style apps.

    I have gone through some links which says that it is not possible to start an .exe or process from WinRT.

    Can I communicate with  any windows service using metro style apps ?

    Thanks And Regards,

    Sravan Vurapalli

    Monday, November 26, 2012 7:38 AM

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  • Hi Sravan,

    No, there is no supported way for a Windows Store app to communicate with a service. Windows Store apps are by design isolated and cannot communicate with other processes on the system, except through explicitly defined contracts.

    --Rob

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:33 AM
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  • Hi Sravan,

    No, there is no supported way for a Windows Store app to communicate with a service. Windows Store apps are by design isolated and cannot communicate with other processes on the system, except through explicitly defined contracts.

    --Rob

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:33 AM
    Owner
  • Thanks Rob for the reply.

    Can you please post some more elaborated information on  "except through explicitly defined contracts".

    Can I deploy my Custom Frameworks as UI less Metro App and then do IPC between These two Metro Apps ?

    Thanks And Regards,

    Sravan Vurapalli

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:43 AM
  • No, IPC is not supported.

    See App contracts and extensions . I strongly suggest you read the Windows Store documentation starting with Getting started to get an idea of what Windows Store apps are and what they can do.

    --Rob

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:12 AM
    Owner