Is it possible to use Application.DoEvents() in a Windows Service? I am currently getting a blue squiggle saying
Name 'Application' is not declared
Additionally, I have placed a timer and a textbox field on the designer and getting build errors stating:
Error 1 Reference required to assembly 'System.Drawing, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' containing the type 'System.Drawing.Point'. Add one to your project. C:\Documents and Settings\Onam\Desktop\projects\themsnblocker\themsnblocker\Service1.Designer.vb 51 9 themsnblocker
This is my first time using the Windows Service feature and need some guidance please
You should take at look at the MSDN Library documentation for the WindowsService project type.
A Service is a special kind of application that does not have a user interface. It is meant to run silently in the background, doing its work. Since it does not have a UI, it is not meant to interact with the desktop. So you won't have any "Form" objects in a Service project. You can add components to the designer, but not controls.
To configure your service or allow the user to interact with it, you create a second project that is a WindowsApplication and use a ServiceController component to create a service manager application. The MSDN documentation explains the restrictions of a service and the interaction of a service manager application.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 4:59 PM
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