Invoke HostedControl with FireRequestAction from ExternalApplication

Oct 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Hi,

is possible to start a hostedapplication from ExternalApplication (.exe)?

 

Thanks.

Oct 28, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Do you have any control over the external application?

The way I have done that is by coding a hosted control that listens to messages delivered via XDMessaging http://www.thecodeking.co.uk/2009/12/xdmessaging-net-library-20.html . I also developed a .EXE that when invoked delivers those messages. The external application calls my .EXE and my hosted control gets the message and do whatever I need it to do, in my case open a hosted application and run an automation. I´m re implementing this technique from a code base for a CCF 2008 implementation and it works very well, however I don´t know if CCA provides other mechanisms, I´m using this technique to avoid making changes to the way the external application already works with CCF.