Windows Messages in a Windows Service
Posted on 2006-10-25
I am trying to convert a C++ .NET application to a service.
The application uses Windows Messages (PostMessage etc) to send messages between threads and the GUI.
I know that if I mark the service as "Allow serive to interact with desktop" then I can get the GUI and the Windows Messages will probably work, but what happens to the app's windows before a user logs in to Windows?
Essentially I want the app to work before a user logs in and preferably without seeing the GUI, can I achieve this?