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What is the most appropriate technology

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

I have written a WPF application that I now want to extend to communicate with a small number of users (<5) through USB HID devices (actually via wireless handhelds, but I'll handle the usb to handheld myself by hardware). Response time needs to be no faster than a second or so. I would like to get advice on the simplest .net technology to use.

Maybe I can do this entirely within the wpf .net classes, but perhaps I need WCF. However I don't want to learn WCF unless I have to - I'm retired and just doing this for fun. Any advice on the best way for the WPF application to send and receive data though a small number of USB ports?

[Some more back ground: The WPF application helps manage a duplicate bridge session. There are several tables playing games simultaneously and as each game is finished at a table, the results of the game are entered into the application, which is displaying a leaderboard of all the players' rankings as the session progresses. Currently all the results from each table are entered centrally by me through the PC's keyboard. I want to extend this so that after each game the result is entered at the table by one of the players on a handheld.]

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