Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Creating Windows Service Installers

My newest project is moving along nicely. There was an earlier snag that I thought I should mention before I forgot it. In order to use a VB .NET Windows service, you must add a project installer to it. The books make this seem easy enough but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Finally, I got it. All you have to do is open the service design surface (the yellowish one) and then check properties. There, at the bottom, is a little Add Installer hyperlink. For all you VS.NET users, open your help file to


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