Chapter 7. Windows Services

Windows services are an important concept in Windows development. A service is a long-running application that typically executes in its own user session. A service can be set to automatically start when the operating system boots and can run without the user having to be logged in. Services can run under separate user accounts that do not require an actual user to be logged into the operating system. This makes services ideal for applications that must run all the time because they do not interfere with other users working on the same system. Services are usually server-specific.

In this chapter, we will discuss creating, interacting with, installing, and debugging Windows services created with Visual Basic .NET. The ...

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