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Geffa
25th April 2003, 12:50
I am experienced with VB and have just started looking at .Net.

Can anyone point me in the direction of how with .Net I would share information between 2 separate processes in manner similar to using an ActiveX Exe which I could use in VB6.

I am looking at migrating an existing application to .Net which has an ActiveX Exe comprising a complex object model. Three separate processes access this server using COM.

I do not want to access the server using COM interop.

TIA

ScotsPine
25th April 2003, 13:15
exposure as a web service?

DimPrawn
27th April 2003, 20:56
or .NET remoting which is more efficient.

bdn.borland.com/article/0,1410,29563,00.html (http://bdn.borland.com/article/0,1410,29563,00.html)

AtW
30th April 2003, 20:32
we just reference web service DLLs in Visual Studio project - it can be Web (URL) reference as well, but I am not sure that thsi would be anything different from SOAP call.

LettuceDance
13th May 2003, 19:34
assuming you simply want to expose the COM server so that it could be referenced and consumed by .NET clients , you can generate a Runtime Callable wrapper using tblasm .

If you are using Visual Studio .NEt , all this is abstracted for you and you merely add a reference to the COM server when you are writing a .NET client and it hides the implementation details for you..

This is an excellent article that may of help :

www.dotnetjunkies.com/dot...67232170x/ (http://www.dotnetjunkies.com/dotnetbooks/onlinechapters/sams/067232170x/)

LettuceDance
13th May 2003, 19:36
I meant tblimp.exe

reynolds
14th May 2003, 14:18
download J2EE (http://java.sun.com)

AtW
14th May 2003, 20:25
there are far too many Indian enginners with J2EE skills -- .NET at the moment is underrepresented which is an opportunity for next 2-3 years. Soon Sun will be bought out by IBM and we already know what happens to IBM when its fighting with Microsoft :lol