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Creating A Windows Service in VB.NET


Up until .Net, the creation of Windows services was limited to C++ guru's. Not anymore. In this article Jayesh shows us how to create, install, start and stop a service with VB.Net.

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By: Jayesh Jain
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October 04, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Creating A Windows Service in VB.NET
  2. · What is Windows Service
  3. · Adding an Installer to the Project
  4. · Conclusion

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If you want to write application that constantly monitors some files, creates a log file, or anything else which runs constantly in the background while the machine is busy doing something else, the best way to this used to be to run a windows application continuously or at a regular interval with the use of Windows scheduler. There was one big disadvantage to this -- someone had to log into the system to start the application.

This sort of activity has been long put behind us thanks to Windows services. For Windows NT/2000. In this article we're going to learn what a Windows service is and also how to create our own, using VB.Net.
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