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service applications has 0 (zero) paramcount despite being started with one or more parameters

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I have a small service application. I am trying to enable logging by starting the service with a particular parameter.

I find that no matter how I start the service, the paramcount is always zero. Despite this I can always get a value for paramstr(0).

Can anyone help.

Example of code....

In the ServiceStart event ...

  LogMessage('paramstr(0): ' + paramstr(0), EVENTLOG_INFORMATION_TYPE, 0);
  LogMessage('paramstr(1): ' + paramstr(1), EVENTLOG_INFORMATION_TYPE, 0);
  LogMessage('ParamCount: ' + IntToStr(paramcount), EVENTLOG_INFORMATION_TYPE, 0);

and when the service is started with "loglevel:3" as a start parameter (using the services properties dialog ....) this produces;

  paramstr(0) - <path>'\myservice.exe
  paramstr(1) - nothing, empty event entry
  paramcount - 0
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by:naleo
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Found the problem!!!

It appears that during the TService.Create event, paramcount is zero, however param[0] will give the name and path of the service.exe.

In the TService.Start event, ParamCount and Param[index] work sort of as expected .... with the exception that param[0] is the name of the service (not the .exe) ... ie: its no good for getting the path of the exe.

Hope this helps someone else....
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