Service WaitHint

Posted on 2003-03-18
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hi, it looks to me like the WaitHint property on a service application is ignored.

I set it to 500000 to be sure, but if I make a sleep(30000) somewhere in the service startup I will get a timeout - "The service is not responding to the control function" after about 30 seconds. How can I avoid this?


Question by:pede
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DaFox earned 500 total points
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Hi pede.

Try to put that code into the OnExecute handler if it is in the OnStart handler atm. Another possibility would be to create a thread inside of the service.


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Hi, DaFox

I was doing the Sleep test before any of the events happened (in a contructor), moving it to either of those seems to fix it!

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Looks like I was a little too quick here :/

Doing a Sleep(30000) in onStart will prevent the service from starting, with a '...could not be started' error.

I guess I could try with a thread caling ReportStatus while the service is starting, but WaitHint should work...

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