Tag Archives: file association

Inter-Process Silent Communication in WinRT – Part 4

The previous posts detailed how file and protocol associations allow Windows Store Apps and Desktop Apps to activate each other. There is one drawback in both mechanisms: the end user switches back and forth from Desktop and Modern UI mode when … Continue reading

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Inter-Process Communication with file association in WinRT – Part 2

The previous post presented the WinRT Contracts that are available to exchange information between WSAs and WSAs/DAs. It is time to dig into the details of leveraging the file association feature of Windows to let one application activate another application. … Continue reading

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Inter-Process Communication with WinRT – Part 1

Since the pre-release of Windows 8 at the Microsoft BUILD conference in 2011, I’ve been investigating the different ways for a Windows Store App (WSA in the rest of the post) to interact with either other WSAs or Desktop Apps … Continue reading

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