Just wondering here what is a efficent way to communicate between a Windows Form project and a console application. So far im using Visual Studio 2012 and the System.IO.Pipes namespace,to send bytes between the application.

In the windows form(as client)

Dim pipes As NamedPipeClientStream
pipes = New NamedPipeClientStream("A Digital Whirlwind Pipe")


Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        pipes.Connect("5000")
        Try
            If pipes.IsConnected = True Then
                TextBox1.Text = "Client connected."
            End If
        Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox(ex.Message, MsgBoxStyle.Critical, "A Digital Whirlwind - GUI")
        End Try
        pipes.WriteByte(1.0)

thats connecting to the console application and sending a byte to trigger commands in the console application.

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