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Programming Windows® Services with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 by Michael Gernaey

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Chapter 5. Processing and Notification

In most scenarios, whether for reporting, debugging, or administrative purposes, not only do you want your service to perform some type of processing function, but you also must be able to report on the processing status. This could mean reporting errors, current status, or even a summary of the service actions. Because you can easily program a service to run at different periods of time, or in intervals, the reporting or notification mechanism you choose can provide as little or as much detail as you want.

This chapter focuses on how you can implement socket-based services that support notifications using Simple ...

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