writing a program to interface with other programs

gib65

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There must be some mechanism that windows provides that allows an application programmed in whatever language to interface with other programs running on the same computer.

Specifically, I will be beginning a project soon in which I have to program in C# an application that reads from a dxf file and produces a plan/model from it in AutoCAD. It needs to communicate with AutoCAD and send it instructions (ex. draw line, make face, create new layer, etc.).

Does Windows have resources/mechanisms that allow one to do this?
 

Celegorm

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It's not windows that would need to support this, it's AutoCAD's job to make stuff like this available for you.

Take a look on AutoCAD's website and see if they have any kind of API for this.
 
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