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    Running vb6 app as service

    As you guys can tell i am on a new project ( self employed.. not project for someone else)

    anyway, my app is in testing and moving along quite well, I am realizing that it would be best that it runs as a service. Does anyone have any pointers on the best way to do this.

    I did search and find a few solutions, but I just want to gain from the wisdom here what the best approach may be.

    Thank you all again!

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    Re: Running vb6 app as service

    Check out this article (and TLB and sample code) by Sergey Merzlikin:

    http://www.smsoft.ru/en/ntservice.htm

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    Re: Running vb6 app as service

    Services are for engines, apps without UI, idd., IIRC it is not possible to create forms visibles from a services, because the identity in which it runs, and a service is not related to the Windows account the user login!

    Also services are launches with identities for which was installed.

    Not suitable por apps with UI.

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