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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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Creating A Windows Service in VB.NET - Conclusion
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Windows services are often overlooked. You should use a Windows service instead of a standard application when you need to monitor or administer something in the background. The only disadvantage of using a service is the installation procedure, but I bet that there are more positive aspects then negative when selecting a Windows service over an application running with Windows Scheduler!

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