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Delphi Cookbook - Second Edition by Daniele Teti

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Converting a console application to a Windows service

Writing and debugging a Windows service can be difficult and slow. In the Creating a Windows service recipe in Chapter 1, Delphi Basics you learned how to do it from scratch, but in some cases you already have a console or VCL application that already does its job, but it would be much better if it could be recreated as a Windows service.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we'll take the WebBroker application created in the previous recipe as a console application, and convert it to a full flagged Windows service. The same approach can be used for any type of service-like application that is not currently built as a service.

As a bonus, we'll learn that, if correctly architected, a project can be compiled ...

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