• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 462
  • Last Modified:

Pop up window from a Service

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
0
jeboersema
Asked:
jeboersema
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
LelikInsideCommented:
There is an option called Interactive in Service component.
0
 
jeboersemaAuthor Commented:
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 ?
0
 
Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
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
0
Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
jeboersemaAuthor Commented:
This was not really the solution I was looking for, but I am not sure if the solution I am looking for actually exists.
0
 
Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
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

 

0
 
Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now