I need to create a service in VB.Net that I can interact with.
We need to have a service running on a server and we need to be able to modify it's behavior. In particular, we're going to have the service start-stop slave processes when we tell it to.
We really want to do this remotely, so we'll eventually wrap this with a web front-end (I imagine). In the meantime, we don't know of a good way to talking to this process in the first place. We'd like to start with a test app, that we can command and just have it generate a test file out that verifies it got the message.
How would you do this (short of having it poll for a command file or something)?