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

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Chapter 10. Services That Listen

Sometimes you need your service to be triggered by more than the generation of external data. Services also have the ability to wait for direct input, whether by listening on a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Simple Network Management Protocols (SNMP), Named Pipes, MailSlots, or any other mechanism that allows for direct one-to-one or one-to-many communications.

You can design your service for more than just processing data. In some cases an end user or even another process needs to request data in real time. To do this, we have to design how the service will process incoming requests or ...

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