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How do I write a C# program to run as a service and listen on a specific tcp port for incomming data

Posted on 2006-07-21
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Can someone point me in the write direction on how to write a program that will run as a service and then listen on a specific tcp port for data?

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Kenny
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Hi,

   You have to create a Windows Service that is a class that inherits from System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase and implement the methods OnStart and OnStop. In order to listen to a specific port you can use .NET Remoting to do this.

   Something like this:

    class Service1 : System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase
    {
        System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpChannel channel = null;

        public Service1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        protected override void OnStart(string[] args)
        {
            System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpChannel channel = new System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpChannel(80);
            System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.ChannelServices.RegisterChannel(channel);
        }

        protected override void OnStop()
        {
            if (channel != null)
                System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.ChannelServices.UnregisterChannel(channel);
        }
    }

 Hope it helped,

   Nuno Godinho
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by:kwh3856
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Nuno,
Thank you very much.  This is exactly what I need.

Thanks
Kenny
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