IPC / PIPES Library

A component library for adding interprocess communication (IPC) capabilities to your applications through Named Pipes. Includes client, server, and external process execution components for simple peer-to-peer communication between processes.

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IPC / PIPES Library

Interprocess Communications

IPWorks IPC is a suite of components for inter-process communications (IPC) through Named Pipes. The component suite includes client, server, and remote execution components enabling straightforward peer-to-peer communication between related or unrelated processes.

Client & Server Components

Straightforward client and server components for integrating live bi-directional client-server IPC communication.

Uniform & Extensible Design

Very easy to use, with a uniform, intuitive, and extensible design. Common component interfaces across platforms and technologies.

Fully Integrated Components

Native software components for any supported development technology - with no dependencies on external libraries.

Blazing Fast Performance

Based on an optimized asynchronous socket architecture that has been actively refined for over three decades.

Outstanding Technical Support

Backed by an expert team of support professionals. Free Email Support for everyone. Premium Support also available for a fee.

Additional Features

Detailed documentation, hundreds of sample applications, fully indexed help files, royalty-free licensing, and more.

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Product Features

IPWorks IPC includes a set of powerful client, server, and external process execution components for adding inter-process communications to Web and Desktop applications.

  • Standard Named Pipe interfaces for one-way or duplex client/server communication.
  • A complete unified framework with a common, easy-to-learn object model and simplified interfaces enable you to do more.
  • Components are thread-safe on critical members.
  • Fast, robust, reliable components that consume minimal resources.
  • Native development components for all supported platforms and technologies.
  • Rigorously tested, rock solid libraries that have undergone hundreds of thousands of hours of testing both internally by our QA team and externally through customer installations.
  • Detailed reference documentation, sample applications, fully-indexed help files, and an extensive online knowledge base.
  • Backed by multi-tier professional support, including free email support and enterprise-level paid support.

Supported Platforms

.NET

.NET Framework & Cross-platform Components

Based on a 100% C# codebase, with no dependencies on native code. The edition of choice for all .NET applications.

.NET

Cross-platform support for Windows, Linux, macOS and anywhere .NET is supported. Due to OS limitations, not all features are available on all operating systems. Native libraries are also available for individual platforms.

  • Fully-managed .NET components written in C#.
  • Support for .NET 8, .NET 7, .NET 6, .NET 5, .NET Core 3.1, and earlier.
  • Support for .NET Framework 2.0 - 4.8.
  • Works with Xamarin and MAUI via .NET 6.
  • .NET Standard 2.0 and 2.1 support.
  • Fully asynchronous API available.
  • Cross-platform support.
  • Support for Windows IoT.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • Seamless integration with Visual Studio.
  • Extensive sample applications written in C#.


C++

C++ Class Libraries (Windows / Linux / macOS)

C++ classes packaged in 32-bit & 64-bit Windows DLLs, and C++ libraries that can be compiled against many Unix flavors, including but not limited to Linux, Solaris, macOS, AIX, FreeBSD, etc. The edition of choice for C++ programming on any platform or C++ development technology.

C++
  • Windows 32-bit & 64-bit C++ class libraries (Windows DLLs).
  • C++ libraries for Unix (Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, macOS, etc.).
  • Dynamic library (dylib) for macOS development using Swift & Objective-C on Intel and Apple Silicon (ARM64).
  • C++ ARM Support.
  • Extensive library of sample applications and comprehensive documentation.
  • Seamless integration with popular development environments including Microsoft Visual C++.
  • Obfuscated source code available with the Red Carpet Subscription.


macOS

XCFramework for macOS and iOS development

Modern XCFrameworks for building high performance macOS and iOS applications with blazing connectivity capabilities.

macOS
  • Support for native Swift development (including Swift 5)
  • XCFramework packaging for macOS, iOS, iOS simulator, and Catalyst projects
  • Full support for Intel and Apple Silicon (ARM64)
  • Easy integration in XCode 13+
  • Simplified support for Objective-C projects
  • Extensive demo applications and comprehensive documentation


Swift

XCFramework for macOS and iOS development

Modern XCFrameworks for building high performance macOS and iOS applications with blazing connectivity capabilities.

Swift
  • Support for native Swift development (including Swift 5)
  • XCFramework packaging for macOS, iOS, iOS simulator, and Catalyst projects
  • Full support for Intel and Apple Silicon (ARM64)
  • Easy integration in XCode 13+
  • Extensive demo applications and comprehensive documentation


Delphi

Delphi VCL Components

Native Delphi VCL components with no external dependencies. It features the same trustworthy components that come with other editions, available as native Delphi VCLs for real Delphi performance.

Delphi
  • Native Delphi VCL and FMX components.
  • Extensive Delphi sample applications.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • Support for Lazarus IDE and Free Pascal.
  • Support for all Delphi versions between Delphi 6 and RAD Studio 12.
  • Support for Windows, Linux and macOS.


C++ Builder

C++ Builder VCL's

Native C++ Builder components, written in C++ and compiled with the C++ Builder compiler for blazing performance. The natural choice for C++ Builder programming.

C++ Builder
  • Native C++ Builder components.
  • Extensive C++ Builder sample applications.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • x86 and x64 platform support.
  • Support for all C++ Builder versions between C++ Builder 2009 and RAD Studio 12.


Python

Python modules (Windows / Linux / macOS)

Python modules for Windows, Linux, and macOS available for use in Python 3.

Python
  • Python modules for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
  • Support for Python 3.
  • Comprehensive documentation.
  • Easy installation using PIP.
  • Extensive library of sample applications.


Qt

Qt Class Libraries (Windows / Linux / macOS)

High-performance Qt classes packaged in 32-bit & 64-bit Windows DLLs; and C++ libraries that can be compiled against Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, and more. The edition of choice for Qt development on any platform.

Qt
  • 32-bit & 64-bit C++ class libraries (Windows DLLs).
  • C++ Libraries for Unix (Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, etc.).
  • Support for Qt 4.8, Qt 5, and Qt 6.
  • Seamless integration with Qt Creator.
  • Obfuscated source code available with the Red Carpet Subscription.


Linux

C++ Class Libraries (Unix / Linux)

C/C++ libraries that can be compiled against any Linux or Unix OS. The edition of choice for C++ programming on any platform or C++ development technology.

Linux
  • C/C++ Libraries for Unix (Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, macOS, etc..).
  • Seamless integration with popular development environments including Microsoft Visual C++.
  • Compilable source code for compilation on various Unix platforms.
  • Framework for macOS & iPhone development using Swift & Objective-C (Cocoa).
  • Extensive library of sample applications and comprehensive documentation.
  • Obfuscated source code available with the Red Carpet Subscription.


Components for Interprocess Communications

The following components are included in IPWorks IPC. Please note that due to platform limitations, not all components are available in all editions.

Included Samples

The following sample projects are installed with the product. Please download the trial to get started.

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IPWorks IPC includes everything needed to add Interprocess Communications to any application - on any platform or development technology.

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