WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions 5.1.0

dotnet add package WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions --version 5.1.0                
NuGet\Install-Package WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions -Version 5.1.0                
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<PackageReference Include="WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions" Version="5.1.0" />                
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paket add WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions --version 5.1.0                
#r "nuget: WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions, 5.1.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions&version=5.1.0

// Install WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions&version=5.1.0                


A .NET Core 3.1 based lightweight framework for efficient inter-process communication. Named pipeline and TCP support out-of-the-box, extensible with other protocols.

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Name Purpose Status
WinCopies.IPCService.Client.NamedPipe Client SDK to consume IPC service over Named pipe NuGet version
WinCopies.IPCService.Hosting.NamedPipe Server SDK to run Named pipe IPC service endpoint NuGet version
WinCopies.IPCService.Extensions(.Windows) SDK to build single-instance applications NuGet version NuGet version


  1. Create an interface as service contract and package it in an assembly to be referenced by server and client applications, for example:

    public interface IInterProcessService
        string ReverseString(string input);
  2. Implement the service in server application, for example:

    class InterProcessService : IInterProcessService
        public string ReverseString(string input)
            char[] charArray = input.ToCharArray();
            return new string(charArray);
  3. Install the following NuGet packages in server application:

    > Install-Package Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting
    > Install-Package WinCopies.IPCService.Hosting.NamedPipe
  4. Register the service implementation and configure IPC endpoint(s):

    class Program
        public static void Main(string[] args)
        public static IHostBuilder CreateHostBuilder(string[] args) =>
                .ConfigureServices(services =>
                    services.AddScoped<IInterProcessService, InterProcessService>();
                .ConfigureIpcHost(builder =>
                    // configure IPC endpoints
                    builder.AddNamedPipeEndpoint<IInterProcessService>(pipeName: "pipeinternal");
                .ConfigureLogging(builder =>
                    // optionally configure logging
  5. Install the following NuGet package in client application:

    > Install-Package WinCopies.IPCService.Client.NamedPipe
  6. Invoke the server

    // register IPC clients
    ServiceProvider serviceProvider = new ServiceCollection()
        .AddNamedPipeIpcClient<IInterProcessService>("client1", pipeName: "pipeinternal")
    // resolve IPC client factory
    IClientFactory<IInterProcessService> clientFactory = serviceProvider
    // create client
    IClient<IInterProcessService> client = clientFactory.CreateClient("client1");
    string output = await client.InvokeAsync(x => x.ReverseString(input));
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