[Help] Power to transform this service


  • Hello friends,

    After so long looking for a service that runs my application, I finally found the project. What I want is to edit some things and I would like to know if they could help me.

    That is, I want to execute my application at the start of the system (since so far I execute it using scheduled tasks). Where I want to run my windows form user interface through a service in the same path where the service is that if I remember correctly it would be something like Application.Startup or something like that ... but with this service I was pretty good.

    Could you help me? Here is the project

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:31 AM

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  • An application runs from the location (folder or directory) where it is installed. I'm not really sure what you are trying to accomplish by launching it from a Windows Service (which technically is not supported by Microsoft). It would be much easier running it through the Windows Startup process (such as the Startup folder).

    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:20 PM
  • Thank you for responding Paul.

    I try to create a service for when the user logs in I launch my application (interface). That's why I ask for help to know what practice I have to take to launch my application interface from a service.
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:39 PM
  • Generally speaking services don't launch applications so as Paul suggested look to an alternate method such as having your app listed as a startup app via Windows.

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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Hello, thanks for answering

    How can I possibly register my application and do good practice?


    Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:26 AM
  • Hello,

    My application runs as administrator. He created a registry value on the system and somewhat annoying for the UAC control. There is no other way to do this
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:52 AM