Chapter 17. Hosting the SQL-NS Execution Engine

In every example presented in this book so far, the SQL-NS engine runs in a Windows service. To start and stop the engine, you start and stop the service. Although this is adequate in most scenarios, there are cases in which it’s desirable to run the SQL-NS engine as an integrated part of a larger application, rather than as a separate service.

To address these cases, SQL-NS provides a Hosting API. This API offers facilities for running the SQL-NS engine within a custom application. When invoked via the Hosting API, the engine and all its subcomponents execute within the hosting application’s process—no service ...

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