Display a message to a user through using windows service RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm using 2008 and sql 2008 and I want a message to be displayed to a user when the vb program is not running.
    I have been able to display the message, but that's when the Vb program is running.  Is the anyway to display the message when the Vb project is not lauched or run? I thought of Windows Service, but do not not how to go about it. Thanks in advance.
    Monday, January 28, 2013 3:24 PM


  • You need to write a service which will check from Process if the application is running and if it is not then you can mail or something. You can not display message as services do not have access of users desktop.

    Another method, what I used long time back, is to drop a mail every 15-30 minute that app is running in case you do not receive a mail after designated time, the app is not running.

    Thanks, Durgesh Chaudhary.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:46 AM