Registration-Free COM Component Activation

In order to use a Component Object Model (COM) component in an application, the binding/activation information must be made available so that the operating system can find it when a program needs the component. Typically this is accomplished by registering the COM component, which places the activation information in the Windows registry. Registration-free COM allows[…]

C# Anonymous Pipes for Interprocess Communication

There are times when you may need to communicate between multiple processes, perhaps to send messages or share data. A recent example that I worked on involved a 64-bit application that needed to use a 32-bit DLL. The 32-bit DLL had to run in a separate process, so interprocess communication (IPC) was needed to allow[…]

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