Windows Service Applications
Using Microsoft Visual Studio or the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK, you can easily create services by creating an application that is installed as a service. This type of application is called a Windows Service. With framework features, you can create services, install them, and start, stop, and otherwise control their behavior.
The Windows Service template and associated functionality is not available in the Standard Edition of Visual Studio.
In This Section
Introduction to Windows Service Applications
Provides an overview of Windows Service applications, the lifetime of a service, and how service applications differ from other common project types.
Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Service Application in the Component Designer
Provides an example of creating a service in Visual Basic and Visual C#.
Service Application Programming Architecture
Explains the language elements used in service programming.
How to: Create Windows Services
Describes the process of creating and configuring Windows services using the Windows Service project template.
Default Project Templates in Visual Studio
Describes the projects types used in this chapter and how to choose between them.
Deploying Applications and Components
Lists the major pages about deployment and the information they contain.