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Pop up window from a Service

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Hi

I have a windows service that need to pop up a window with some information as soon as a specific event is triggered.

On Windows XP this was posible but on Windows 7 or Windows Vista it seems not even allowing the service to interact with the desktop will get the desired effect.

Does anyone know of a different method to achieve this ?

Any examples will be very helpfull.

Regards

Jaco
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There is an option called Interactive in Service component.
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The problem with the Interactive Service support in Windows Vista and 7 is that it hide your current desktop and show a different desktop (1 color).

I would like to have it Seamless as it were in Windows XP.

Any other ideas ?
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create a normal front end in stead of a service app

the whole point in creating the service is so it can work without user interaction
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This was not really the solution I was looking for, but I am not sure if the solution I am looking for actually exists.
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you could do the following:
from the service write to a log file

in a secondary app, you can monitor the logfile
1: complex > using a hook on the folder
2: easy > using a timer to periodically check the size/timestamp of the logfile

next step: load the differences in a memo in the logfile
in unix this funcionality is trail
i once answered a question here with a delphi example of trail but i can't find it anymore

 

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