Re: DDE replacement

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:04:17 -0500
"James Williams" <> wrote in message


I am in needof the ability to implement DDE, but the SDK says that this is
now depreciated and to use OLE instead. First, Can ole be used without
the application and server having to make registry changes. Also, I don't
what to require that the application be installed. Actually what I want
to do is use messaging inside of an application from another application.
I.E external process messaging, but the only thing that is support is DDE
by one of the applications.

What is the suggested path to replace DDE servers and clients?

OLE (now called COM) needs registry changes and it needs to be installed (to
create the registry changes!). It also takes months of pain to learn.

There are several other ways to do interprocess communication. The absolute
easiest is SendMessage with WM_COPYDATA. It copies a block of data to the
destination application. No registry, no install.

Another option is to use winsock via the on-machine loopback address. This
has the additional feature that it can work between machines.

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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