[dba-VB] Running an application from a service - DotNet

Scott Marcus marcus at tsstech.com
Tue Aug 9 14:04:49 CDT 2005


I do this using Windows built in scheduler. No service needed.

Start|All Programs|Accessories|System Tools|Scheduled Tasks

Scott Marcus
IT Programmer
TSS Technologies Inc.

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[mailto:dba-vb-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of John W. Colby
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:04 PM
To: dba-vb at databaseadvisors.com
Subject: [dba-VB] Running an application from a service - DotNet

VB.Net - I have successfully created a service with a timer that ticks
X seconds/minutes/hours.  It is writing to the Application Event Log so
can see that the tick is happening.

Now I need that service to now run an "external" application, i.e. (for
example) run an Access application, etc.  

Does anyone have any experience with doing this?  

My next step is to create a VB.Net application that pulls data out of a
table and turns it into a CSV file, marking the records as exported.  I
need to run that application at a specific time of day so I need my
to run this program.

John W. Colby

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