In Brief

In this chapter, we looked at three important topics—Windows services, Web services, and how to deploy applications. Here's an overview of this chapter's topics:

  • Windows services run in the background, and you have the option of starting them automatically when the computer starts. These services are typically used to configure device drivers such as those that handle printers, CD creation software, audio devices, and data providers like SQL Server. You can give a Windows service a user interface, which often resembles a control panel that opens when the user clicks or right-clicks a taskbar icon. You can create a taskbar icon with the NotifyIcon control in the IDE's toolbox.

  • You can create Windows services in the IDE and the IDE will ...

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