Inter Process Communication Overview


Provides idioms and frameworks by which processes can pass requests and data to other running processes.

Architectural relationships

The APIs in this group are fundamental to Symbian platform programming. This is particularly so of the high-level classes in the Asynchronous Services API, which are provide the underlying structure of most Symbian platform applications.


Functionality is provided by a number of APIs. Use them as follows:

Asynchronous Services Overview

Provides the idioms by which one process in Symbian platform can request services from another.

Client/Server Overview

Provides the Symbian platform client/server framework, by which a program can offer services to multiple other programs.

Notification Services Overview

Provides miscellaneous low-level services for notifying programs of environment changes and of thread deaths, and for putting simple messages on screen.