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.NET inter process shared memory

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I'm using SendMessage(...) to send a message to all other process that might run. It works well. My problem is when I try to pass data using shared memory. Here is my code.

In the 1st process, I use this to send the msg

BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();
b.Serialize(stream, str);
int dataSize =(int) stream.Length;
byte[] data = new byte[dataSize];
stream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
stream.Read(data, 0, dataSize);
IntPtr ptrData = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(dataSize);

Marshal.Copy(data, 0, ptrData, dataSize);

SendMessage(0xffff, lMsg, ptrData, Convert.ToInt64(dataSize));

In the other process i use this

protected override void WndProc(ref Message m)
base.WndProc(ref m);

if ((UInt32)m.Msg == theCloseMsgId)
int bufferLenght = m.LParam.ToInt32();
byte[] data = new byte[bufferLenght];
Marshal.Copy(m.WParam, data, 0, bufferLenght);

BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();
stream.Write(data, 0, data.Length);
stream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
string str = (string)b.Deserialize(stream, null);
forceClose = true;

} //WndProc

I tried this in the same process and it works but in two differents process, the shared memory that was allocated with Marshal.AllocHGlobal() has changed. Anyone can help me ? Maybe another way to create the memory ?
Mar 18 '08 #1
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