Re: RPC book recommendation needed

Scot T Brennecke <>
Mon, 24 Aug 2009 03:11:16 -0500
coolvicki7 wrote:


I am using VC++ and have created a Windows service without using .NET

Now I want to create a front end GUI for this service and this GUI
must be able to call this service functions over a network, atlease
over LAN.

I came across Remote Procedural Calls which seems to be the best
option for me. I do not know how to implement these in VC++ and so
need to read a book on it.

Could anyone please recommend a book that will be my beginner to
advanced level guide for this? and if there are some better solutions
to my problem except using .NET, you are most welcome to suggest.

Thank you

Although RPC is not a bad idea, it is somewhat more low level than you probably need. How sophisticated does your communication
between the GUI and the remote service need to be?

DCOM is a distributed extension to normal COM, and it uses RPC in its implementation, but is not as difficult. Or, using TCP/IP
sockets might be a good solution.

I don't have any specific books in mind on these topics, but I wanted to help you choose the best strategy before you acquire a book
to learn it.

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