MSRS offers several command-line tools (see Table 2-1) that can be used to interact with the Decentralized Software Services (DSS) runtime services. Prior to the MSRS 1.5 release, developers had to create a new service manually using the DssNewService command-line tool. MSRS now features a Visual Studio template (see Figure 2-2) that allows you to create a new service using Visual Studio 2005. (Though the procedures and programs in this book were tested in Visual Studio 2005, they will also work with Visual Studio 2008.)
Table 2-1. Command-Line Tools Used to Work with DSS
Used to start a DSS node on a port and run one or more services.
Used to create a skeleton for a new service. This would ...