Re: To pass a file like a function argument

"William DePalo [MVP VC++]" <>
Fri, 25 Aug 2006 11:46:58 -0400
"Rui Oliveira" <> wrote in message

I want create a service to run in a server, which is suppose pass files
as function argument. The client asks to the service for a file and the
service returns the file to the client.

How can I do this?

You take the name of a file and use it to get a handle to it. Then you send
a "header" that tells the client to expect a file of a particular name and
how much data to expect over, say, a socket connection. Then you read the
file into memory a block at a time (block size chosen to strike a good
balance among the competing constraints of memory usage, I/O usage,
bandwidth usage). When you are done, you close the file, the socket,
deallocate buffers etc.

Just btw, Win32 provides an efficient means to transmit file data with the
cleverly named TransmitFile() function.

In case you don't know, web servers do exactly what you are asking when they
serve static HTML pages to clients via GET transactions.


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