named pipe in windows RT environment RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi to everyone.

    I'm very new to windows RT environment.  I have used the named pipe concept for Inter process communication in normal windows OS.  When I'm trying to run the same application in windows RT environment, we are unable to connect the named pipe.

    will the named pipe work in windows RT, if not suggest the alternate inter process communication in windows RT?

    Another query, is it possible create windows service for windows RT OS?

    Kindly guide me on the above issues.


    Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:16 AM


  • No to both. Windows Store apps cannot communicate directly with other apps. The app container's security will block IPC.

    There are ways around this for enterprise side-loaded apps on Windows (look up brokered windows runtime components) but not on Windows RT

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 3:45 PM